Sustainability – staff encouraged to be part of our solution

The Trust is committed to ensuring our organisation can be sustained into the future. To do this, we’ve already introduced a number of initiatives to promote a more sustainable way of working. In the last 8 years the Trust has reduced energy use by nearly 20%.

To add to this, we’ve also created a film, which is being launched across the organisation helping to raise awareness of sustainability and the small steps staff can take to help.

The film focusses on four areas; procurement, community venues, waste recycling and energy and uses motion graphics, 3D and film to promote the small actions that staff can take in order to make a big difference towards a more sustainable future. These include purchasing sustainable products, recycling waste, choosing community venues for meetings or events and switching off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.

All staff at the Trust will be encouraged to watch the film and pass the message on to implement more sustainable approaches into their working life.

Dawn Stephenson, director of corporate development said, ““Being sustainable is everyone’s responsibility and the film highlights the small steps that we can all take in our NHS jobs. We must ensure continued understanding amongst our large and varied workforce. Rather than taking staff away from their day jobs for training we have made this short film as a quick and easy way to raise awareness and help all staff play their part.

“By taking these steps, it not only helps the Trust continue to be a sustainable organisation but it also saves money which can be reinvested into services for local people.”

To view the film, click on the play button below.