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Registering with Good Corporate Citizenship tool required for all NHSScotland Boards

7 July 2010

The Good Corporate Citizenship Assessment Model (GCCAM) aims to maximise the NHS’ positive impact while reducing any harmful effects from the running of its operations.
All NHSScotland Boards are now required to assess their good corporate citizenship and have a Board level Sustainable Development Champion.

GCCAM websiteThe Good Corporate Citizenship Assessment Model's online tool is a good way to generate greater awareness and activity around sustainability issues, both amongst NHSScotland staff and with partner organisations.

It is not an official auditing process but a tool for improvement and a starting point for NHS peer reviewing. The results can be shared with other organisations and compared with guidance on what scores your organisation should be aiming to achieve by 2012, 2015 and 2020.

Registering with the online tool is now a requirement for all NHSScotland Boards. They also need to have a Board level Sustainable Development Champion. This commits NHSScotland to promoting sustainable development, lead by example and maximise its contribution to health through good corporate citizenship.

The Scottish GCCAM has been built on the sustainable development strategy developed by Health Facilities Scotland and launched in April 2009. It sets out NHS Scotland’s approach to sustainable development and promotes the use of the then forthcoming GCCAM as a focus for action by NHS Scotland bodies.

» Visit the Good Corporate Citizenship website for NHSScotland

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