At MPFT, we are committed to reducing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero.
We believe that human health is inextricably linked to a healthy environment. The challenges facing the environment are numerous, and as an organisation, we recognise the need to identify, prevent, and plan for these challenges, including constraints on natural resources, climate change, water scarcity, and their impacts on human health. This means that to create healthier societies, we must have an unwavering commitment to protecting the natural resources upon which we all rely, today and in the future.
MPFT recognises the importance of sustainability within the NHS and we are focused to drive positive change within our Trust.
- We have a dedicated network of Sustainability Champions, Clinical Greener Groups and Cycle to Work group, to help promote and make sustainable ways of working across the Trust.
- We offer free eLearning courses, literature and media on sustainability.
- We've embedded Sustainability into our Quality Improvement offering.
- Our Green Plan and Green Strategy for 2022-25 details our ambitions to reach net-zero, you can find out more in our Green Plan and Green Strategy below.
“I’m thrilled to be the Executive Director for the Greener agenda, shaping a sustainable and greener future for our staff, service users, carers, stakeholders, and population."
"We have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero and, to adapt and mitigate climate related challenges. We all have an important role in achieving this, thinking innovatively and adopting more sustainable ways of working."
"We are also working across both Integrated Care Systems to collaborate with providers and create a net zero NHS and healthier planet for all.”
- Liz Lockett, Chief Nurse & Director of Quality & Professional Leadership
Neil Carr, Chief Executive:
Green Plan Areas
Workforce and Leadership
Engage and develop the workforce in carbon dioxide reduction initiatives and sustainability goals
Sustainable Models of Care
Carbon dioxide reduction opportunities across all our clinical services
Direct alignments between the digital transformation agenda and Net Zero
Travel and Transport
Delivering our Green Transport Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Capital (Facilities & Estates)
Reducing carbon dioxide emissions arising from Trust buildings
Energy (Facilities & Estates)
Reducing energy and utility usage to lower our carbon footprint
Waste (Facilities & Estates)
Changing the perception on waste and plastics to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste
Water (Facilities & Estates)
Reducing pollutants and contamination of water to improve supply and reduce water wastage
Tackling the 25% of carbon dioxide emissions within the NHS in England resulting from medicines
Supply Chain & Procurement
The NHS supply chain accounts for >60% of total carbon dioxide emissions
Food, Catering and Nutrition
Reducing the emissions from the food made and served within the Trust
Climate Change & Adaptation
Mitigating the risks of severe weather conditions associated with climate change
Reducing levels of pollutants to create clean and safer air quality
Protecting, restoring, and regenerating our green spaces and biodiversity
Nature and Wellbeing
Creating links between healthcare and nature-based activities for our staff and service users