Our Green Plan: Greener Together

Time: 11:20 am - 11:40 am

Date: 5.10.22

BDCFT is a small mental health and community Trust with a big ambition: to be recognised as a leader in sustainability and environmental improvements within the NHS and our local community.

We would like to showcase how the Trust is embracing change across a range of departments and staff groups to deliver meaningful change since publishing our Green Plan: Greener Together and our carbon reduction plan.

We will discuss the different activities we have done, including basics like energy efficiency and a Heat Decarbonisation Plan, as well as initiatives such as our Smarter Working programme and Community Estates Review.

We will highlight what our Carbon emissions are, including Scope 3, how we calculated it in-house and actions we are taking to embed change including staff engagement and (Carbon Literacy) training, and embedding sustainability decision making.

We will mention the wider sustainability issues our Green Plan aims to tackle, including climate change adaptation, resource use and use of green spaces and biodiversity.

We will also discuss how we are a key player in a variety of forums, including the ICS Sustainable Procurement Group and the national Mental Health Trusts’ Sustainability Network: Green Minds.

We will conclude by summarizing how we are using our position to engage suppliers and contractors and our plans for the future.


  • Emma Clarke Energy, Waste and Sustainability Manager - Bradford District Care NHS Trust

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