NHS organisations play a central role in any community and can make a significant contribution to health that goes beyond the obvious clinical functions. We can help local people make informed decisions, enabling them to live healthy, sustainable lifestyles. We can also work with our partners, including local authorities and other public services (such as schools and transport planners) to produce healthy, sustainable outcomes more efficiently.
There are six main areas that the NHS can help to reduce carbon footprint, and enable the communities we serve to also live healthier, sustainable lives. They are:
- Facilities Management
- Community Engagement
What does this mean to the NHS in Liverpool?
- The CRC will have financial implications to all Trusts
- The CRC may be carbon neutral until all carbon reductions that can be made are made and then the scheme effectively equates to a tax (£12/tCO2)
What does a Good Corporate Citizen mean?
- As an NHS Organisation we have a responsibility to behave as a Good Corporate Citizen and will work toward achieving greater social inclusion, equality and improvement in the health of our community that we serve