King’s ranked as Top 10 hospital in C02 reduction league

24 November 2011 - We are ranked in the top ten NHS organisations, in a table recently published by the Environment Agency

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The carbon reduction league reveals the performance of all the organisations who have signed up to The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). The aim of the CRC is to improve energy efficiency and to cut emissions in large public and private organisations. The results of the table are based on energy efficiency savings that have already been made and steps that have already been taken to reduce energy consumption in the future.

The CRC performance league includes 2,013 companies, in both the private and public sector. We rank 121st overall, which is above the likes of J Sainsbury PLC, British Airways PLC and Walt Disney International LTD. Out of 604 public companies listed, King’s ranked 35th.

We reduced our Carbon emissions by 12% in 2010/11 compared to the previous year, and we have set a target in our Carbon Management plan to reduce carbon emissions by a further 13% by 2014.

Cathal Griffin, our Carbon Reduction Officer at Kings, says:
”This is fantastic news for King’s; it is recognition of our hard work and committed approach towards reducing carbon emissions.”

Follow this link for the full table; http://crc.environment-agency.gov.uk/pplt/web/plt/public/2010-11/CRCPerformanceLeagueTable20102011

Here is the link to the top ten NHS list: http://www.localenergy.org.uk/2011/11/top-ten-nhs-on-the-crc-performance-league-table/ there were a total of 159 national NHS organizations that featured in the full table.


For further information please contact:
Marc Masey
Communications Assistant
marc.masey@nhs.net
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 3257

Notes to editors

1. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with nearly 7,000 staff providing around 1,000, 000 patient contacts a year. King’s has a unique profile, with a full range of local hospital services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as well as specialist services to patients from further afield. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. King’s also plays a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students with its academic partner, King’s College London. For more information, visit http://www.kch.nhs.uk

2. King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ are both part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

King’s Health Partners is one of only five AHSCs in the UK and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Our combined strengths will drive improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.

For more information, visit http://www.kingshealthpartners.org