NHS Wales has a carbon footprint of around 1.00MtC02e, second only to local authorities in Wales. This is the equivalent to the energy use of almost 126,000 homes for a whole year!
Our sustainability action plan highlights actions we can take at HEIW to reduce this, so we can contribute to the Welsh Government target of a net zero public sector by 2030.
This plan looks to:
By adopting sustainable practices, we can reduce our impact on the environment, preserve natural resources and promote social and economic equity.
We have a unique position as HEIW, to provide education and training to healthcare professionals in a way that encourages them to question practices to find the most sustainable means of delivering healthcare now, and in the future.
We're part of the network of Green Groups throughout health boards in NHS Wales.