In a stride towards reaching Net Zero, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has unveiled its first 3-year Green Plan. This initiative marks a pivotal moment in the organisation’s commitment to sustainability, aligning with NHS England’s Net-Zero goals and setting a precedent for environmental responsibility within the wider healthcare sector.

As part of our NHS SBS wide Sustainability and Social Value programme ‘Healthy NHS SBS’, we are dedicated to supporting the creation of a Healthier NHS and a crucial part of this is our commitment to reducing carbon emissions. But as an organisation, we know this is a complex challenge and it needs a clear strategy and plan to deliver true change.

What is the Green Plan?

The NHS SBS Green Plan is a strategic document, outlining our commitment to Net-Zero alongside the strategy and sustainable practices across relevant areas of our organisation. The publication of the NHS SBS Green Plan is fully aligned with the NHS and its Net-Zero goals.

The plan provides a comprehensive overview of NHS SBS’s sustainability initiatives, encompassing key areas such as workforce leadership, supply chain management, carbon reduction strategies, climate adaptation measures, digital transformation, and travel policies.

Crucially it outlines the organisation’s Net-Zero Road Map to 2030, detailing targets and milestones for achieving carbon neutrality. Key focus areas include workforce engagement, data-driven decision-making, and leveraging technology to drive emissions reduction.

Looking ahead for NHS SBS, the implementation of the Green Plan will be a dynamic and iterative process, requiring ongoing evaluation, adaptation, and collaboration. As our organisation progresses towards its sustainability goals, transparency and accountability are paramount, ensuring that our targets are met, and our outcomes are measurable.

Through concerted efforts and collective action, NHS SBS hopes to pave the way for a greener, healthier future for all.

View the NHS SBS Green Plan