We recognise that our activities, products and services, and how we deliver them, can have both a negative and positive impact on the environment. This can also therefore have an impact on our employees and local communities. Our strategy sets out goals and priorities to address these environmental impacts. It also sets out a commitment to meet our compliance obligations and make continual improvements to our activities, products and services.
Our strategy is underpinned by an annual Environment Action Plan. This includes actions we will take for each priority area, associated targets, and how our actions align with NHSBSA’s strategic goals.
Responsibilities and governance
Our Chief Executive is ultimately responsible for the delivery of this strategy. This is delegated to the Executive Director of People and Corporate Services as Leadership Team representative. Mel Tomlin is our Non-Executive Director champion for Environment, ensuring appropriate oversight of the Executive Director’s performance.
Our Environment Committee drives the agenda from a strategic level. This is chaired by our Chief Executive and is made up of senior managers from across the business. The committee meets four times a year and provides strategic oversight and assurance to the Board on delivery of the strategy.
Our National Joint SHE Committee drives the agenda from an operational level. This is chaired by our Executive Director of People and Corporate Services and is made up of senior managers from across the business. The committee meets at least three times per year and provides strategic oversight and assurance to the Board on delivery of the strategy.
Terms of reference for the Environment Committee and the National Joint SHE Committee are available on request.
Reporting and monitoring our progress
Progress against our objectives, targets and actions is monitored by the Environment Manager, collating data from relevant functions as required.
Reporting is undertaken as follows:
- Board: Board papers and Annual Report
- Environment Committee and National Joint Safety Health & Environment Committee: Performance report at quarterly meetings
- Leadership Team: Performance report at each monthly meeting, six monthly overview report and Annual Report
- Staff: Quarterly update at Committees, Environment Network Yammer community and My Hub (intranet) articles and Annual Report
We publish specific details on our performance in NHSBSA Annual Report and Accounts as well as a specific Safety, Health & Environment Annual Report. This contains detailed data related to our performance and progress, with commentary.