Environmental Sustainability

Our commitment

We believe in the importance of protecting our planet and are dedicated to minimising our environmental impact. This page serves as a testament to our commitment to sustainability and outlines the steps we're taking to make a positive difference.

Locala has established and put into action an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is certified to meet ISO 14001 standards. This system aids us in identifying, managing, monitoring, and controlling environmental risks and impacts associated with our day-to-day operations and service deliveries. Embracing ISO 14001 principles within our EMS goes beyond simply mitigating environmental effects; it safeguards sustainability.

Core Values:

At Locala, we prioritise environmental responsibility in everything we do. Our core values include:

  1. Sustainability: We strive to operate in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  2. Conservation: We actively work to conserve natural resources, reduce waste, and promote recycling. Through our efforts to become a Circular economy healthcare. This approach reduces waste generation and minimises exposure to harmful chemicals in the healthcare sector. Circular healthcare promotes the reuse, repair, and recycling of toxic-free products and materials.
  3. Renewable Energy: We are committed to using renewable energy sources and reducing our carbon footprint.

    In today's world, sustainability is not merely a trendy buzzword; it has evolved into an essential aspect of doing business. We are currently confronted with unparalleled environmental and social challenges caused by global warming, climate change, and environmental deterioration. Committing to sustainability has become a moral obligation for businesses and organisations, driven by regulatory requirements, cost-saving measures, and a commitment to national and global initiatives.

The NHS measures its carbon footprint in CO2e, which is consistent with national and international conventions including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. This allows for all six gases to be measured on a like-for-like basis, which is important as some gases have a greater warming effect than CO2

At Locala, CO2 emissions are generated through the burning of natural gas to heat the buildings, consumption of electricity to run services, and commuting of colleagues to and from the site to deliver healthcare services to patients. Locala recognises that these activities result in greenhouse gas emissions, underscoring the importance of developing a plan to minimise environmental impact.