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St Peter & St James Hospice are proud of their commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 with the help of their Carbon Partner Auditel.

St Peter & St James Hospice provides, after free expert care and support to adults living with progressive life limiting conditions in our community. Their community is centred in East and West Sussex and includes Burgess Hill, Lewes, Uckfield and everywhere
in-between.  In addition to their  core services they provide counselling, welfare advice, companionship, complementary therapy and much more besides.  The hospice itself is located in an idyllic location between Lewes and Haywards Heath surrounded by 30 acres of woodland and green spaces overlooking the South Downs.

Our Net ZERO Mission

Milton Watts, Head of Facilities and Estates comments. “St Peter & St James Hospice have around 150 staff and over 400 volunteers and like many hospices most of our income is generated through our fundraising activities and our retail shops. Our mission is to provide the best possible care, in the right place, at the right time to everyone who needs us.

In 2022 we included Net Zero as one of the five strategic aims in our three-year strategy plan 2022 – 2025. At the heart of this plan are our core values for compassion, integrity, accountability, excellence and inclusivity.  Aligned with these values, we want to do all that we can to protect the environment for current and future generations and increase the chances of people living longer, healthier lives. There is a huge level of support and commitment across our hospice community for achieving this.

Since launching our strategy in 2022 we have made good, steady progress: we are recycling more; we have installed LED lighting across our hospice and retail sites; we’ve invested in more energy efficient office equipment; we’ve reduced our vehicle fleet and we’re exploring solar PV options.  We’re also much more selective now in the products we purchase and the suppliers we work with.  But we realise there is more that we can and must do to achieve Net Zero and that we need to do this in a more structured and measured way, over a longer time period.“