The NHS produces five per cent of the UK's carbon emissions. Our own Trust spent £3.6m to heat and power buildings in 2008/9, creating 27,500 tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide). In 2010/11, we must cut this by 4.4 per cent, or by £200,000. Our Carbon Reduction Strategy shows how we will achieve this.
We became Carbon Trust Standard certified in January 2011, because we were able to demonstrate that we are taking a proactive and systematic approach to reducing our carbon emissions.