St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has pledged to cut ten per cent of its carbon emissions by the end of the financial year.

As part of this on-going commitment to operate in a sustainable way, the trust has signed up to 10:10 – a national campaign to cut carbon emissions by ten per cent by the end of 2010.

The official launch, on Friday 7 May, was aimed at staff and members of the public. It offered information about the 10:10 campaign, the trust’s pledge and tips to help individuals cut their carbon emissions, while encouraging people to sign up to free awareness sessions.

CEO David Astley said: “This campaign represents a very important part of the trust’s dedication to achieving sustainability. The trust has already made great strides in reducing carbon emissions – we have achieved around a 20 per cent reduction in the last five years. To meet our 10:10 target, we will need to cut our carbon emissions by a further 5,000 tonnes this year.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, please contact the Communications Unit on 020 8725 5151 or email Outside working hours, please page us by calling 0844 822 2888, leaving a short message and contact details for pager SG548.
  2. 10:10 is a national campaign uniting thousands of individuals and organisations across the UK. By signing up to the campaign you pledge to cut your carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 2010, in four main areas – electricity, on-site fuel, road transport and air travel. For details visit the 10:10 website at
  3. High res pictures of the event are available on request.