This site is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

RPS delivers its commitment to divest from fossil fuels


Share post:

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has announced that it has delivered its commitment to divest from fossil fuels.

Divestment in fossil fuels is when an organisation sells any direct financial investments, such as stocks, bonds, or investment funds it has in companies that extract fossil fuels, such as coal, gas, oil and tar sands.

RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said: “I’m very proud that we have delivered on the commitment to divest from fossil fuels made by the RPS Assembly last year. Our original plan was to be completely disinvested by the end of 2022, and we have achieved this four months ahead of our target date. This is an important milestone for us in our efforts to help tackle the climate and ecological emergency. There’s still plenty to be achieved and we are working hard to become a more sustainable organisation.

“Our Climate Change Charter, in partnership with Pharmacy Declares, helps pharmacy team members to make their commitment to a more sustainable future and I urge you to sign up today. We’ve also prepared a handy list of actions you can take to put your commitment into action. Our annual conference this year will feature sustainability as one of the four main workstreams.”

RPS is a signatory to the Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter and also a member of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Current Issue June 2024

Related articles

Knights Pharmacy expands footprint in South Wales with acquisition of 2 new pharmacies

Knights pharmacy to provide independent prescribing services at the new locations in South Wales Knights Pharmacy has significantly expanded...

Pharmacy bodies respond to Labour Party manifesto promises on community pharmacy

Pharmacy leaders have urged funding boost for pharmacies in response to Labour's ambitious healthcare plans The Labour Party's election...

RPS calls on political leaders to end prescription charges for long-term conditions

RPS and PCC urge political leaders to urgently get rid of prescription charges for chronic conditions on the...

Corsodyl unveils new toothpaste and mouthwash range targeted at preventing gum problems

New Corsodyl Gum Strength & Protect line includes clinically proven formulas to enhance gum health and prevent issues With...