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VANGUARD Healthcare Solutions have taken a significant step in its journey towards becoming a Net Zero organisation by partnering with Danish carbon removal experts Klimate, who work alongside environmentally responsible companies such as Vanguard to help them achieve Net Zero and accelerate carbon removal technologies.
Vanguard is a leading global provider of flexible clinical infrastructure and services, delivering high quality, technically-advanced operating theatres, clinical facilities, endoscopy and diagnostic solutions at pace partnering with healthcare clients to increase capacity alongside improving efficiency and health outcomes.
Together with Klimate, Vanguard is building a portfolio of carbon removal projects to achieve their targets and support the environment. The portfolio will include projects such as direct air capture, deep storage bio-oil, ocean kelp and restorative tree-planting and these will be independently verified to ensure their integrity and effectiveness.
The investment in these carbon removal projects will play an essential role in helping Vanguard achieve its ambitions to become carbon neutral for scope 1 and 2 emissions in the coming years. This investment is a first step in a carbon removal program that takes responsibility for unavoidable emissions and will be accompanied by Vanguard’s work to reduce its carbon emission level by 61%. The work to achieve this goal will also include phasing in electric vehicles into its fleet, using renewable energy sources for all premises and increasing the level of waste recycling.
Globally, it is known that emissions need to fall by 45% by 2030 to keep temperatures below 1.5C compared to pre-industrial levels.
Chris Blackwell-Frost, Chief Executive Officer at Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, said:
“I was very inspired by the Oxford Offsetting Principles, and Klimate’s portfolio approach to carbon removal allows us to align perfectly with these.
“As an organisation we are fully committed to being a provider of world class clinical facilities and services and one which operates in an environmentally considerate and responsible way. We are committed to being carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2023 and through our program of investment and partnership with Kllimate, we will achieve this goal.
As a global business, our goal is to do all we can to manage the environmental impact of our work and play our part in protecting the environment however we can. Part of our focus, naturally, is on reducing the absolute emissions of our operations, but it’s key that we also complement those actions with those which remove carbon too.
We are delighted to be working alongside Klimate to invest in a portfolio of carbon removal projects around the world and to do all we can to continually review and improve the actions we are taking to achieve our Net Zero goal by 2035.”
Erik Wihlborg, Chief Commercial Officer, Klimate, said:
“We are pleased to be working alongside Vanguard in helping them access high-quality, innovative, and verifiable carbon removal solutions which are aligned with science and which will help them achieve their environmental ambitions.”
Vanguard Healthcare Solutions is a medical technology company which has partnered with healthcare providers in the UK and globally, including Europe and Australia, for almost 25 years.
Vanguard creates and rapidly delivers modular and mobile healthcare spaces including bespoke multi-theatre surgical hubs, diagnostic hubs, ultra clean and standard operating theatres, endoscopy suites, day surgeries, clinics, wards, dual procedure rooms, decontamination suites and central sterilisation services.
Vanguard mobile and modular solutions offer high quality, specialist and integrated clinical environments where a range of procedures can be provided including orthopaedics, ophthalmology and endoscopy. These help healthcare providers, including the NHS, to increase patient capacity and clinical space, helping reduce waiting times for procedures. They can be used in both planned and emergency situations.
Vanguard can support facilities with clinical support and nursing staff as well as additional support services extending to equipment and on-site support and maintenance services.
Klimate is a climate tech company founded in 2021 with its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Klimate provides access to high-quality, innovative, and verifiable carbon removal solutions aligned with science. Klimate’s core purpose is to scale and accelerate the development of carbon removal methods and technologies needed to achieve the targets set forth by the Paris Agreement.