Green plan

Document category: Strategy

Document date: March 1, 2021

South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust recognises the scale of the challenge that climate change presents in our region and the impact it will have on our service users, staff, and our local community. The Trust is committed to ensuring that sustainability is embedded throughout all aspects of our organisation so that we can minimise our carbon emissions, air pollution and waste. We are dedicated to adopting sustainable practices to ensure our operations and estate areas are sustainable, efficient, and resilient enough to enable us to continue to deliver excellent physical, mental and social care in the future.

This Green Plan developed in conjunction with WRM Sustainability Ltd will serve as an organisation-wide strategy that will act as a framework to enable the Trust to meet our strategic objectives and become a more sustainable organisation.

Trust social responsibility and sustainability strategy

Our social responsibility and sustainability strategy aims to use the levers we have to maximise the benefits the Trust can deliver to local people, communities, and places, especially those facing challenge and disadvantage.

It is about building on the Trust’s core and current activities and role as an ‘anchor organisation’ rooted in the areas we serve, and strengthening the positive impact that comes from key areas such partnerships, culture, and civic role as an employer, procurement of goods and services, the management of environmental impacts on our estate and assets, and engagement with less advantaged and diverse communities to maximise the responsiveness, value, inclusiveness and uptake or our services

With a key focus on a sustainability at all levels, the strategy aims to deliver social, economic, and environmental benefits and reduce health inequalities. The Trust already also has policies and approaches in place that support these goals, including through our Green Plan; our equality and inclusion action plan; and our equality, involvement, communication, and membership strategy.

Easy read version of the social responsibility and sustainability strategy.

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