HTI achieves awards for sustainability

NUS Green Impact awards

The Healthcare Technologies Institute has received recognition for their sustainable practices from the 2021 NUS Green Impact Awards; a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations.

The Institute received a Gold award for sustainable offices and laboratories, a Platinum award for achieving the highest number of sustainable actions within the University of Birmingham and the Innovation for Environmental Improvement award which was awarded to the Operations Manager; Emma Lardner.

The Green Impact scheme is run by the National Union of Students (NUS) and is a nationally accredited scheme which takes part across Universities, Colleges, Student Unions, NHS trusts and local authorities across the UK. The scheme promotes sustainability and encourages labs to introduce new steps to help to reduce carbon footprints.

The programme enables teams to implement new practices to reduce plastic waste, introduce environmentally friendly practices, support team health and well-being campaigns and work towards carbon-neutrality.

Emma Lardner, Operations Manager at the Healthcare Technologies Institute, said: “This is the second year that our Institute has taken part in Green Impact and I’m really proud of our achievements. I am honoured to have received the Innovation for Environmental Improvement award which recognises my work within the lifETIME CDT to implement more sustainable laboratory practices across each partner University. I would encourage all labs to sign up to Green Impact as it breaks environmentally friendly practices down into manageable tasks. Learn more about the Green Impact Labs scheme at the University of Birmingham.’’