University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (the Trust) is the largest hospital in the South West peninsula, providing secondary treatment for patients from all over the region with a total catchment of two million. Like many trusts around the country, the Trust found that dealing with resource shortages, conflicting advice and cumbersome data sets made sustainability initiatives a challenge. The Trust therefore turned to us for assistance in developing a workable and effective baseline to underpin their sustainability strategy.

Alongside navigating NHS sustainability requirements, the Trust was particularly focused on:

  • Developing a confident understanding of its sustainability to assess how it was performing compared to other Trusts within the local area

  • Generating stakeholder engagement

We therefore began our partnership with the Trust by helping them gather appropriate data sets and emission factors. From here, we helped the Trust to establish a roadmap to net zero for both the directly controlled emissions and additional relevant scope 3 emissions.

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