Derby hospitals recognised for reducing carbon footprint


Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust awarded the Carbon Trust Standard

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for its work in reducing its carbon emissions.

The trust has been handed the Carbon Trust Standard as a nod to its efforts in bringing emissions down by more than 6% between 2011 and 2012.

The standard is a mark of excellence awarded to businesses and organisations that successfully reduce their output of carbon emissions and is valid for two years. It is the second time the trust has picked up the gong.

Paul Brooks, assistant director of facilities management at the trust, said: “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for the second time.

“It shows our patients, visitors and staff that we recognise how important our responsibilities within the local community are and that we are serious about carbon reduction.

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“Going through the assessment process helped us to not only quantify our footprint, but also benchmark our performance and identify areas for improvement.”