Improving Sustainability is the right moral thing to do and it also results in less wastage of resources and saves money.

Useful information is found at:

- NHS Sustainable Development Unit

- Carbon Trust

- Workbook on ethical procurement for health

- A good source of information is the Ethical Trade Organisation (link to their website below).

- A new free training programme supporting NHS staff & their suppliers to ethically procure goods and services has been launched by the Department of Health, and developed in partnership with the BMA and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

• Module 1 of the online learning is relevant to anyone with an interest in this area.

• Modules 2 and 3 are geared towards procurement professionals.

Each Module (they take take in the region of 20 - 30 minutes to complete) provides information & practical advice for buyers with regards to identifying poor labour standards and how to take action through the procurement process and engagement with suppliers

- The NHS Forest is an exciting national project with a target to plant 1 tree per employee amounting to 1.3 million trees.

- Increasing exercise improves physical and mental health and will hopefully result in people using their cars less

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