Green Plan 2022-2025
LCH declared a climate emergency on the 5th November 2021.
We have pledged to become Net Zero by 2045.
LCH Emissions Profile
The total carbon profile of the Trust from January-December 2021 was 6787 tco2e comprising of the 4 main carbon dense areas of: procurement, buildings, travel, and waste. In March 2022, the Trust had its calculation method and results externally audited, which confirmed both our calculations and results were correct, accurate and of a good standard.
The 4 Mains Areas of Focus
Buildings and Estates
The Roadmap of Projects Over the Next Three Years
Priority projects over the next 1-3 years
Buildings and Estates
|• Continue to use green tariffs
• Switch off campaigns in-house to increase energy awareness
• Feasibility study identifying which LCH sites can’t become carbon zero and formulate options appraisal for the future use of these buildings in accordance with our sustainability commitments
|• Work with landlords to introduce sustainable projects
• Commit to opportunistically replacing windows, thermostats and lighting through LCH buildings through capital projects, for example Seacroft
• Introduce light sensors in all suitable areas
|• Re-greening the gardens/ outside areas of LCH buildings
• Start business case and exploration around the cost benefits and long term benefits for replacing boilers throughout out LCH sites
|• Continue to promote public transport and offer discounted Metro cards
• Maintain use of MS teams to avoid travel between meetings
• Continue to offer a choice of digital consultations for patients who prefer that flexibility
• Promotion of the electric vehicles available on the lease/ salary sacrifice scheme
• Commence a business case for the implementation and use of EV charging points across our city.
|• Restrict the choice of lease/ salary sacrifice vehicles to low or zero emission options
• Improve cycle facilities in Trust buildings (lockers, shelters, showers)
• Implementation of plan to increase support for staff using EV; review business case of EV charging points and collaborate with council and other organisation to have a joined approach across the city and sectors.
|• Explore option of Green Transport Pool Scheme for commuting staff; explore including EV, E-Bikes and E-Scooters.
• Trial / pilot journey planning software/ arrangements to reduce unnecessary journeys
|• Significantly reduce our need for paper and where unable move completely to 100% recycled paper
• Continue to significantly reduce and work towards eliminating single use plastics where possible
|• Work with LYPFT to move to an electronic fleet of vans / lorries for logistics (shuttle/ stores etc)
• Buy recyclable PPE: where safe, IPC approved and available
|• Introduce a condensed electronic catalogue to control procurement choices and promote the most sustainable options
• Buy local products/ service wherever possible
• Introduce procurement groups to establish preferences for certain products
|• Better training/ awareness of recycling arrangements
• Replace harmful cleaning products
• Increase recycling options – cardboard, glass, food
• Review our clinical waste disposal routes following the re-classifications of offensive waste stream set out under new national guidance
• Review of Stockdale trial of food recycling
|• General waste – review of procurement of contracts with emphasis on recycling/ sustainability
• Repair rather than replace furniture where possible
• Review of current glass and food recycling procedures and facilities at our sites
|• Join a local/ national furniture recycling scheme
• On site waste disposal/ energy creation arrangements
Please note this is a condensed shortened version of the Trusts original Green Plan - if you wish to request a copy of the full version of the document please e-mail the sustainability team at firstname.lastname@example.org