OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
We are currently following the GREENER PRIMARY CARE WALES FRAMEWORK and working towards our first award.
What is the Greener Primary Care Wales Framework?
The Framework will support the four independent primary care contractor services in Wales (community pharmacy, dental, general practice and optometry) to improve the environmental sustainability of their day to day practice and to reach the Welsh Government decarbonisation targets.
Climate change is the biggest challenge to health in the medium and long term and the consequences are likely to be wide-ranging and adverse. There has been an increased call to action for all health professionals, arguing that restoring patients to good health includes helping to create healthy environments.
In April 2019 the Welsh Government declared a climate emergency and committed to achieving a carbon neutral public sector by 2030. More recently they have stated their ambition for net zero emissions for all sectors by 2050. In March 2021, the Welsh Government published the NHS Wales Decarbonisation Strategic Delivery Plan 2021-2030
We have set ourselves 24 ambitious targets and will be working alongside the community to become a ‘Greener’ practice.
One of our commitments has been towards stocking more environmentally friendly frames. We are proud to stock a wide range of sustainable frames.