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Part of Sustainability Annual Report 2019-2020

Annex 1 - progress against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Current chapter – Annex 1 - progress against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We have mapped the actions and deliverables from 2019/20 to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal and indicator  Case studies

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy (7.2, 7.a)

  • Installation of solar panels at our office in Exeter
  • Procuring renewable energy across most of our estate

  • Ensuring our cloud providers only use renewable energy to power the data centres we use

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9.c, 9.c.1)

  • NHS App and NHS Login
  • Improved access to technology for NHS patients

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities (10.2, 10.3)

  • Staff awareness and engagement through our culture change programme
  • Campaigns and awareness raising of sustainability through our green champions, the Green Digits
  • Collaboration with Equalities, Diversity, and Inclusion networks to reduce climate inequalities and work toward climate justice

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (11.2)

  • Improved accessible active travel infrastructure to support sustainable transport
  • engagement events and campaigns to promote active travel to work
  • Procurement of an internal car sharing app to reduce staff commuting in single occupant vehicles

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production  (12.1/3/4/5/7)

  • Significant carbon reduction of 44% coupled with improvements across operational areas
  • Enhanced recycling and waste reduction schemes
  • Embedding sustainability into construction projects
  • Enhancing sustainability criteria in procurement including internal catering and cleaning

Goal 13: Climate Action (13.1/2/3

  • Ensuring the estate and our technical infrastructure is resilient and adaptable to climatic changes
  • Providing monthly sustainability training sessions for all staff
  • Hosting awareness raising events by the Green Digits
  • Embedding climate adaptation across internal policies and procedures and raising staff awareness

Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals (17.8, 17.8.1)

  • Through existing working groups including cross-governmental groups, working with suppliers to deliver environmentally sustainable technologies
  • Providing technology for NHS patients, increasing the number of individuals using the Internet


Last edited: 19 October 2020 2:27 pm