Our commitment to Environmental and Social Governance (ESG)

Company news Staff experiences, Sustainability 29th Jun 2022

HomeLink Healthcare have joined forces with providers across the independent healthcare sector in committing to a new pledge to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions by 2030.

World Environment DayAll staff are involved in the process

In the lead up to World Environment Day this year, HomeLink Healthcare’s Environmental and Social Committee ran a competition for colleagues to submit ideas that HomeLink Healthcare could implement to work towards achieving our aim of net zero emissions, for example, by reducing our carbon footprint or eliminating single use plastics.​​​​​​​

In addition to an environmentally friendly prize for the winner, HomeLink Healthcare has arranged for a tree to be planted with the National Trust on behalf of every colleague that submitted an idea.

Implementing new ideas

Almost 50 ideas have all been submitted to the relevant departments for future consideration. The winning idea, that can be implemented immediately and will start a trend in our reduction of single-use plastics, was submitted by Peta Kerrigan, Associate Clinical Lead, Paget At Home, James Paget Hospital.

We are committed to playing our role in tackling the climate change emergency.

Peta suggested that we buy-in biodegradable aprons instead of single-use plastic aprons.

The judges from our Social and Environmental Committee felt that this initiative could be easily implemented and adopted in other areas. Surprisingly, biodegradable aprons are cheaper than plastic aprons, so this is cost-effective at the same time. This will be implemented in locations where we are responsible for providing our own PPE.

HomeLink Healthcare is committed to building and maintaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly business and continues to regularly encourage ideas and feedback from colleagues on this topic.

“You’re empowered to do the job how you believe it should be done. It’s all about the quality as opposed to the quantity of work. As a nurse, I want to be able to do the best job I can.”

Elaine, Community Nurse

 “It’s the best place I’ve ever worked. You’re treated with respect. You feel like your own boss. They listen to you; they’re willing to listen to any ideas you might have. It’s like another world.”

Michele, Healthcare Assistant

“I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful team at HomeLink Healthcare, providing therapies for those in need.”

Gryte, Rehabilitation Support Worker

“HomeLink Healthcare is a fantastic place to work. I’ve never been as happy as I am now.”

Katrina, Healthcare Assistant

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