The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Green Plan

Become one of the greenest NHS Trusts

We have the aspiration to become one of the greenest NHS Trusts in the UK. Since 2011 the Trust has engaged in a significant programme of activity to manage and reduce our carbon emissions, mitigate our impact on air pollution and improve recycling performance.

Our Green Plan is the central document for the Trust’s sustainability agenda including our objectives and how they will be met.

Net Zero LogoThe Green Plan is designed to enable us to:

  • Reduce our total carbon emissions 
  • Reduce our contribution to air pollution
  • Reduce our use of plastic and improve recycling

Download the Green Plan 

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Our sustainable action plan

In order to meet our carbon reduction, air pollution and waste targets, we have developed a comprehensive Sustainable Action Plan, which will help the Trust to meet its strategic objectives and overall ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2040 (reduced from 2050 in-line with NHS target).

This Sustainable Action Plan commits the Trust to a range of actions over between 2020 and 2022 which will help move us forward on our pathway to net-zero.

The Sustainability team will monitor, implement and manage the delivery of this action plan, working with colleagues across the Trust to implement the actions contained within the plan. 

Our recent achievements

To coincide with COP26, held in Glasgow in October 2021, we have produced an infographic highlighting some of our key achievements to date, including becoming the first Carbon Literate NHS Trust and investing over £13million in energy efficient schemes.

This infographic is also available as a PDF - download the COP26 net zero infographic

Route to Net Zero