Some good news in the midst of the pandemic… energy targets set for NHS Forth Valley are being exceeded.
Recent figures show that we have managed to cut the amount of gas and electricity consumed in our buidlings by 8% over the past year exceeeding our aim to reduce energy by 2.5% annually.
Our carbon footprint is also improving. Currently, the Board’s carbon footprint is calculated by measuring emissions associated with electricity, gas and water used within our buildings, plus fleet operations and business mileage associated with staff travel. The Board’s emissions were down by 11.9% when comparing 2018/19 with 2019/20, again against a target cut of 2.5% each year. Indeed since 2014/15 the Board has reduced carbon emissions by a whopping 33.6%
Chief Executives from all NHS Boards in Scotland have signed up to the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency Commitments. Targets will be reviewed and reset this year to reflect the climate emergency and net-zero targets/ambitions.