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We’re committed to becoming carbon net zero by 2030

We’re committed to becoming carbon net zero by 2030

| Social Care Wales

We fully support the Welsh Government’s ambition for a carbon net zero public sector by 2030 and are committed to reducing our carbon emissions.

We recognise and acknowledge our responsibility as a public sector organisation in Wales that supports the social care and early years and childcare sectors to address the urgent challenges posed by the climate crisis.

In 2022, we developed our net zero plan, setting out the actions we intended to take to help us minimise our carbon footprint.

The plan also sets out how we’ll aim to educate our staff and the wider social care and early years and childcare sectors by promoting good and innovative decarbonisation practices.

This is essential if we’re to achieve the behaviour changes needed so that we all adopt more sustainable practices.

Mick Giannasi, our Chair, said: “The climate crisis poses a significant threat to the health, well-being, safety and prosperity of our communities.

“As a Board, we’re deeply concerned about its potentially catastrophic impact on the future of our people and our planet.

“One year on from launching our action plan, our Board has taken the decision to formally declare a climate emergency as we seek to raise the sense of urgency in taking decisions that will secure a more sustainable future.”

Andrew Lycett, our Director of Finance, Strategy and Corporate Services, said: “As we move to decarbonising our economy we need to work with partners and the sector to reduce our carbon footprint.

“Declaring a climate emergency is an important way we can send a message that we are open to both lead and work with others to achieve this.”