NHS Scotland currently employs approximately 160,000 staff across 14 territorial NHS Boards, seven special non-geographic health boards and NHS Health Scotland.
Effective waste management and resource efficiency are staples of a progressive circular economy strategy
"Our new reporting system provides a simple yet engaging platform to allow us to better track our waste trends, and we can continue to deliver on our Waste Management Action Plan."
- Wendy Rayner, Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS National Services Scotland
It can be tremendously challenging for organisations that are spread across large geographic areas when using multiple contractors for their waste streams. NHS Scotland's range of activities are highly diverse, which led to complex procurement processes and the generation of multiple waste streams; creating challenges from a data management and compliance perspective.
NHS Scotland needed a nationwide waste management reporting system to support them in monitoring and measuring their waste, trends, and site performance against regulatory requirements, and the requirements specified in the NHS Scotland Waste Management Action Plan.