Posted on Tuesday 22 September 2015
The water saving programme has helped fund WaterAid projects in Nepal
An ambitious scheme to reduce water consumption at Guy’s and St Thomas’ has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.
The Trust is the only NHS organisation on the shortlist for this year’s Sustainability Leaders Awards – other finalists include multi-national corporations and major manufacturers.
Our comprehensive water management plan has reduced the amount of water we use by more than 20%, which has led to estimated cost savings of £120,000 to date and improved the efficiency of our buildings.
It is also helping to provide access to clean, safe drinking water for some of the poorest people in the world.
This is because the programme, carried out in partnership with water management experts ADSM, is funded by a grant from AquaFund, and a percentage of the cost savings goes to the charity WaterAid.
WaterAid provides safe water and sanitation to more than 350,000 people living in some of the world’s most impoverished countries.
William Holden, sustainability officer, says: “Water supply in London and the south east is under significant pressure and, as Guy’s and St Thomas’ is a large user of water, we take our responsibility to operate efficiently very seriously.
“We are proud to be leading London and the NHS in cutting water consumption and keeping costs down.”
The winners of the Sustainability Leaders Awards will be announced on Thursday 19 November.