Blackmores are delighted to announce its recent success at the Hertfordshire Green Awards and the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2011. Blackmores won two awards at last month’s Green Awards ceremony for their development of an online Environmental Management System for NHS Trusts. They were presented with awards for ‘Best Environmental Project of the Year’ and the ‘Green Innovation Award’. Following the success at the Green Awards, Blackmores went on to win the ‘Creative Innovation’ award at the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2011.
The aim of the new Environmental Management System (EMS) is to help Trusts to reduce their environmental impact and to help them to reduce their costs for energy and waste. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust was the first to implement the system and achieve BS EN 16001 and ISO 14001 certification. Their achievement was reducing their carbon footprint with a saving of 2,500 tonnes of CO2 and £1 million in revenue. They now also have a means to quantify, monitor, measure and reduce all their environmental costs.
Mel Blackmore, Managing Director comments, “Legislation and regulation is causing a huge burden for NHS Trusts and we wanted provide a system that was intuitive, easy to use and cost-effective, so we teamed up with a technology partner, Integrum, and pioneered a unique online system tailored to NHS Trusts needs to help them obtain their environmental and quality standards certification.
“It’s wonderful to get recognition for pioneering the NHS Environmental Management System. Our software partner, Integrum, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust worked hard with Blackmores to develop a system that would deliver results and we are delighted to win the awards. Our aim is to roll the EMS out to other NHS Trusts, and we have also developed and tailored the system for use in the construction industry.”