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Global Recognition for Oakland Care’s Environmental Efforts
Oakland Care Recognised Globally for Environmental Efforts
We are delighted that we have been recognised for our industry-leading environmental and sustainability credentials once again by winning a Green World Environment Award from the world-renowned Green Organisation. Launched in 1994, the international environmental group established the awards to reward and promote environmental best practices around the globe.
They are also supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management, and other independent bodies.
On this occasion, Oakland Care won the Green World Environment Award as part of The Green Organisation’s global campaign to find the world’s greenest countries, companies, and communities. This follows competition against more than 500 other nominations in the Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice.
A huge achievement, this title carries even more significance with Oakland Care becoming the first and only care home provider to have ever achieved the accolade in the world. As a result of this, we will be presented with a trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in Miami, USA in April.
Oakland Care have also been invited to become Green World Ambassadors and will have our winning entry paper published in ‘The Green Book’, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice. This will allow others around the world to follow our example and learn from our sustainability successes.
We continue to lead the way on sustainability and environmental considerations, setting the standard for the social care sector, and beyond. In the last 12 months, we retained our status as the only carbon neutral care group in the UK for the second year running and achieved Level 3 certification by Green Mark, the highest grade awarded by the sustainability specialist.
Numerous inclusive and effective green initiatives have also been introduced by the Senior Leadership Team, which have brought team members and residents together for collaborative causes that create long-lasting impact. This culminated in the successful launch of a new strategy promoting green initiatives across our eight care homes in September.
Momentum has been maintained into 2023, with a collective tree planting initiative undertaken in January, which helped Oakland Care take a major step towards its pledge of planting 1,000 trees per year.
Speaking of the global award success, Chief Executive Officer at Oakland Care, Joanne Balmer BEM, said:
“This is an incredible achievement, and I am extremely proud that we have attained this global award for our environmental and sustainability efforts. It is testament to all the hard work and commitment across Oakland Care to work as one towards this pivotal worldwide objective.
“To become the first and only care home provider to have ever achieved the accolade is very special, particularly given that we are first to do so on an international stage. We strive to inspire others within our sector to push ahead with their own journey and contribute to the fight against climate change. Our sector can truly be a positive force as we collectively work to achieve a net zero society.”
Learn more about our commitment to the environment and our sustainability journey