Health and wellbeing

NHS Homerton University Hospital

The Trust provides general health services at the hospital and in the community. In recognising its responsibility to protect the environment, Homerton is committed to reducing its carbon emissions.
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6 years

Building emissions



Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: 6 Sites (Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mary Seacole Nursing Home, Redbridge Diabetes Eye Screening Service, Sickle cell service & Thalassaemia Service, Waltham Forest Eye Screening Centre)

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Waste, Fleet

Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022


Location-based total carbon footprint

5,816.7 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.6 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

3,560.8 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.0 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG.


Certification story

This is Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts’ fifth year of business carbon footprint reporting. This is Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust’s sixth year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification.

Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust was the first healthcare trust to achieve Planet Mark certification. The Trust is taking a number of measures to meet its sustainability commitments going forward. These range from investigating the ability to upgrade to smart water meters and undergoing a heat gains audit to improve data quality and reporting, to committing to improvements in the WARP-IT re-use scheme and the NHS’ Single-Use Plastic Reduction Pledge.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust has always been a leader in its sector. Conversations around the decarbonisation of health are only just becoming mainstream, while the trust has worked on its sustainability strategy for many years. This vision has helped produce another year of carbon reduction for the trust. We are all aware of the heroic actions of the health industry over the past year, and I want to put my hands together once more for the amazing work at the trust over this past year, for both the health of its patients, and the planet.”

In 2009, the NHS published its first carbon strategy, becoming the first major health system in the world to do so, and has worked with Low Carbon Europe to manage its impacts since 2013. The Trust understands that the stability of the environment is directly related to the population’s health, so hospitals and trusts playing their part in forging a sustainable world would provide multiple direct benefits to the healthcare industry. As environmental health concerns arise, it is vital that healthcare learns to walk the walk on sustainability.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Homerton
University Hospital NHS Foundation
Trust must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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