CareHomeLife makes carbon neutral pledge
Care home supplier CareHomeLife has announced its commitment to making its operations carbon neutral.
Based in Lancashire, CareHomeLife has provided essential equipment and consumables to care homes for over 40 years. It aims to achieve carbon neutrality through what it calls ‘operational efficiencies’ including an emissions reduction plan. The supplier has appointed carbon solutions provider Auditel, recognised by both the British Standards Institute (BSi) and the UKAS-accredited 3rd party agency NQA for providing carbon management services, to support it on its journey towards Net Zero.
CareHomeLife chairman Eddy Fishwick said: “This is a decision that feels ethically right to me both professionally and personally. An integral part of our strategy for 2022 and beyond is prioritising people and planet whilst protecting care home’s pockets. For integrity it is important we walk the talk. Our intentions include working closely with manufacturers to reduce the carbon footprint of our products meaning we can champion the sustainability goals of our care home customers too. Collectively, we can and must do more.
“It is an ambitious plan and one which the whole team is fully committed to. In alignment with our people, planet, and pocket promise, we are all aware of the ever-increasing impacts of climate change. I have been inspired by other companies setting impressive targets and it is vital that as a business we make our contribution to building a sustainable working world.
We have appointed Auditel to help us deliver a substantiated carbon assessment and emissions reduction plan giving us the rigour needed to ensure we work towards our goal in a credible and measured way.”
Rob Allison, carbon solutions director at Auditel, added: “We are delighted to be working with CareHomeLife, a genuine champion of sustainability in healthcare supplies to care homes. We look forward to working with the team and their supply chain to help them achieve an industry recognised standard of carbon neutrality.”