Sustainability

NHS Property Services manages, maintains and improves NHS properties and facilities, working in partnership with NHS organisations to create safe, efficient, sustainable and modern healthcare and working environments.

Inspection of  the assisted Natural Ventilation System, supplying the main public spaces at Houghton Primary Care Centre, Tyne & Wear

Inspection of the assisted Natural Ventilation System, supplying the main public spaces at Houghton Primary Care Centre, Tyne & Wear

As part of our role to improve our estate, NHS Property Services is working hard to embed sustainability into all areas of the organisation. The Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – which underlines our principles and vision – sets ambitious but achievable targets which will realise financial and carbon savings, and aligns with the strategic priorities for the business.

The NHS is major consumer and contributor to carbon emissions, but it is also in a unique position to influence sustainable development. The NHS has one of the largest estates in Europe, covering 6,886 hectares of land with 25 million square metres of occupied floor area. NHS Property Services inherited around 10% of the NHS estate, and is working with tenants, key partners and stakeholders to establish sustainable development throughout our whole estate.

International agreements are in place to limit carbon emissions and conserve finite resources for future generations. The Sustainable Development Management Plan demonstrates our commitment to ensure that carbon reduction legislation is adhered to and that we are taking responsibility for mitigating the impact of our share of the NHS estate on the environment.

All staff employed by NHS Property Services are expected to work to sustainability principles identified in this document. The NHS Property Services Board via its Sustainability Team will ensure that progress towards targeted objectives is monitored and reported to achieve continuous improvement.

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