Our Purchasing Specialist helps us partner with those in our supply chain and, where possible, source and procure more sustainably. Our successes to date include:

  • Sourcing 100% renewable electricity from Pozitive Energy for our contemporary fully-private dental practice in Saltash, which is a beacon for Smile Together sustainability impact reporting
  • Locking into a 3-year green electricity deal for our Harleigh Road Dental Centre. The green gas option was much less attractive, so we supported Woodland Recovery 2020 (West Cornwall tree planting project aiming to plant 20,000 trees in 2021) with our donation funding 3,358 trees representing 537.2 tonnes of CO2
  • Adopting a green IT policy with our website powered by Krystal internet service provider, using 100% renewable energy
  • Procuring:
    • Biodegradable stickers for all of the children we see
    • Lanyards made from recycled plastic
    • Recycled paper, not bleached, for use in our in-house printers
    • Locally to reduce air/other miles travelled
  • Encouraging colleagues to take advantage of and support community initiatives where they live and work – for example, this lovely touch in the flowerbeds opposite our clinic at Truro Health Park:

Our ambitions for the future include:

  • More sustainable eco-switches in the clinical environment, considering the effectiveness of clinical suppliers ‘green ranges’
  • Calculating our carbon footprint and implementing a carbon reduction plan

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