HealthShare NSW continues to set records for sustainability

16 August 2019

On 26 June, HealthShare NSW’s Linen Services was recognised by the Minster for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean MP, at the annual NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Sustainability Advantage Recognition gala event in Sydney.

NSW Linen Services Manager, Kevin Prasad, was awarded a wooden plaque and certificate for Linen Services’ demonstrated commitment to business sustainability through water and energy reduction, and its pledge to source 100% renewable energy by 2025. Linen Services is a Bronze Partner of the NSW Sustainability Advantage Program.

Linen Services was also highly commended for its active and high-level commitment to the environment and sustainability practices, and for being the first NSW State Government agency to map its sustainability and strategic goals to those of the United Nations.

“This is sensational recognition for HealthShare NSW Linen Services,” says Kevin.

“I offer my congratulations to each of my Operations Managers and their teams as this has only been achieved as a result of the commitment shown by all Linen Services’ staff and our valued business partners. It's been a team effort and I couldn't be prouder!”

Areas of acknowledgment included:

  • Water reduction across all sites – the installation of the new water use system is saving 200 million litres of water a year; 19 litres per kilo down to 12 since 2016/17.
  • Only public or private laundry in NSW using environmentally friendly technology across all business sites.
  • Implementation of energy efficient lighting across all sites – nearly 70% energy reduction.
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