Spark Medical

We are committed to sustainability

Spark Medical are committed to pursuing a sustainability response to safeguard public health and further enable the green transition of societies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises climate change as the single largest global threat to public health and its impacts are already evident. People’s health is a foundation for a healthy and prosperous society, and high-quality healthcare and emergency services are vital for securing this.

While being impacted by climate change, the healthcare sector also accounts for 4-5% of global CO2 emissions

We are committed to supporting current and emerging public health issues, some of which arise directly from climate changes, through relevant services and support of healthcare systems. It is our ambition to advance healthcare while at the same time reducing our climate footprint.

Growing demand for healthcare has already surpassed what can be provided by available healthcare professionals. Looking ahead, the WHO forecasts a global shortage of 10 million healthcare workers by 2030. This year 22/23 Spark Medical have offset their Carbon Footprint of 333.75 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent which was broken down into 3 scopes of emissions.

Scopes of emissions:

Activities owned or controlled by the organisation that release emissions straight into the atmosphere. For manufacturing business these would be emissions from equipment and machinery used in production. Businesses that own or lease vehicles are also included within scope 1. For many office-based businesses, scope 1 emissions are usually very small.

Emissions being released into the atmosphere associated with the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, steam, and cooling. These are indirect emissions that are a consequence of the organisation’s activities – but occur at sources that the business does not own or control. These emissions would be the energy usage by the organisation and staff working at sites under the operational control of the business.

Emissions that are a consequence of business activity, which occur at sources which are not owned or controlled, which are not classed as scope 2 emissions. Scope 3 emissions can be quite broad, including areas such as waste management, business travel, staff commuting, events, the emissions produced from delivery to and from the organisation (including third party delivery services), transmission and distribution losses associated with electricity usage, and well to tank emissions from combustion fuels.

Spark Medical Limited Carbon (GHG) Emissions Summary

Scope 1 = 61.6%
Scope 2 = 2.8%
Scope 3 = 35.6%

Reporting period – 01/06/22 – 31/05/23

333/75 tCO2e
Total Carbon Footprint
Total Carbon Footprint
Scope 2 energy indirect
Scope 3 indirect other