Trust tops carbon reduction league table
The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust has topped the Environment Agency's carbon reduction commitment league table with a score of 100%.
This first league table ever covers the 2,200 largest organisations in the UK from the private and the public sector, including 158 other NHS organisations.
The Trust runs The Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark’s hospitals. It topped the league by working to a Carbon Trust Standard, by proving the Trust is reducing emissions and by installing automatic meters on all electricity and gas supplies.
The Trust’s new Interim Chief Executive, Peter Coles, said: “We are proud to be recognised for our carbon reduction work. This is just the start. We are working hard to reduce energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions, and I aim to follow the good example set by our full-time Chief Executive, Fiona Wise, while she is away on planned sick leave.
“The NHS is the biggest carbon emitter in Europe. That’s why the eyes of European energy policy makers are on UK hospital trusts to see how effectively they are introducing energy efficiency practices.”