Carshare2Cardiff employer information
Below are further details about some of the employers that have signed up to Carshare2Cardiff.
The National Assembly For Wales
The National Assembly is made up of the 60 Assembly Members (AMs) elected by the people of Wales.
Around 350 staff work for the National Assembly Commission in order to deliver the services required
to allow elected members to undertake their primary role of scrutinising the work of the Welsh Assembly Government.
Our landmark debating chamber, The Senedd in Cardiff Bay, has a BREEAM excellence
rating and is at the heart of democracy and devolution in Wales.
With a statutory duty to take account of sustainability we have put the Green agenda at the heart of our work.
The whole Assembly estate in Cardiff Bay including our administrative office, Ty Hywel and the Grade 1 Listed
Pierhead Building, has achieved Green Dragon Level 5 accreditation and we are continually striving to improve
our environmental performance to further cut our carbon emissions.
Joining Carshare2Cardiff is an integral part of our travel plan encouraging staff to adopt more environmentally
friendly methods of traveling to work thereby reducing the cost of their commuting and their impact on the environment.
The Assembly also has a Green Team dedicated to improving the way we approach our environmental reponsibilites with
innovative ideas and suggestions about more sustainable ways of working.
Velindre NHS Trust
Velindre NHS Trust, with its headquarters at Charnwood Court, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff,
was established on 1st April 1994 and has steadily grown to manage a budget of over £150M in 2006/07
and to provide a range of specialist services at local, regional and all Wales levels.
The Trust comprises of a variety of Divisions who specialise in services as diverse as caring for cancer patients
in Velindre Hospital to managing the Digital All Wales Network for NHS Wales from Health Solutions Wales in Brunel House.
Velindre Cancer Centre is a Division of Velindre NHS Trust, which was established in April 1994.
The Cancer Centre, formerly known as Velindre Hospital, was opened in Whitchurch in 1956.
Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to 1.5 million people living in South East Wales.
One of the 10 largest cancer centres in the UK, activity has increased significantly over the years.
We now see over 5,000 new cancer referrals and around 50,000 outpatient appointments each year.
The Division employs 600 staff and has a budget of around £22 million.
When a patient is referred to Velindre Cancer Centre, they come under the care of Clinical and Medical Oncologists
who specialise in the non-surgical treatment of cancer. The Centre offers treatments including radiotherapy
and chemotherapy, much of which is now done on a day-case basis. Although Velindre Hospital remains the main focus
for services, there are also a large number of peripheral outpatient clinics held at other hospitals through South
East Wales, as well as out-based chemotherapy services.
Wherever possible, new day-case based treatments have been introduced to prevent patients having to stay in hospital.
Recent years have seen an increase in activity at the centre, and an increase in the complexity of the care and
The centre also plays an important role in Wales in training health professionals in cancer care and treatment.
As well as managing the programme for training specialist registrars in Clinical Oncology and Palliative Medicine
across Wales, the hospital is the base for the University Of Wales College Of Medicine's section of Clinical Oncology,
led by Professor Malcolm Mason, and the section of Palliative Medicine, led by Professor Ilora Finlay. The centre also
plays an important role in the specialist training of cancer nurses, pharmacists, medical physicists and provides
clinical placements for Therapeutic Radiography students from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine.
Wales Millennium Centre
The award-winning Wales Millennium Centre is an international centre for the arts and a cultural icon.
It is the flagship home for nine creative organisations, who connect and collaborate daily.
In total by the end of 2008 up to 750 people will be employed here.
Staff travel from as far afield as Swansea in the west and Bristol in the east, and from Brecon and
several of the major towns in the South Wales valleys.
Recently recognised by publishers Dorling Kindersley as one of the top 20 landmark buildings in the UK,
the Centre also aims to be a leader in terms of its green credentials. Its environmental policies encourage
staff to be energy efficient and to reduce carbon emissions by using alternative means of transport
to the car to get to and from the workplace.
By participating in carshare2cardiff.com Wales Millennium Centre aims to make it easy for staff, helping to
reduce their environmental impact and cut their transport costs, in terms of petrol and parking.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Founded in 1865 as the School of Art, Cardiff Metropolitan University is the oldest university
in South Wales. The University employs ca.1,200 staff and attracts in excess of 13,000 full
and part time students from more than 140 countries, with approximately 10,000 students
based in Cardiff. The University operates three academic campuses and a fourth residential campus
In 2011, we adopted the new name Cardiff Metropolitan University, signalling our departure
from the University of Wales. Having a name which features the city more prominently helps
to maintain the profile of Cardiff as a Capital City of Learning.
Our Travel Plan is widely recognised as a best practice example of travel planning
in South East Wales, having earned a Gold Level Welsh Travel Planning Award in 2011.
For more information or advice on travel planning, please contact:
Neil Woollacott at 029 2041 6712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Cymru Wales
BBC Cymru Wales is the national broadcaster for Wales, producing television, radio and
online services in English and Welsh.
The BBC Wales headquarters are in Llandaff in Cardiff and there are studios and offices
in Bangor, Wrexham, Aberystwyth, Swansea, and Carmarthen.
BBC Wales produces over 16 hours of English language television programmes a week tailored
to a Welsh audience, shown on BBC ONE Wales and BBC TWO Wales, plus 10 hours a week of Welsh
language television programmes shown on S4C. BBC Wales also runs comprehensive online services
in both English and Welsh.
On radio, listeners can hear 19 hours of output in English on BBC Radio Wales every day and
also 20 hours each day in Welsh on BBC Radio Cymru. BBC Wales also contributes significantly
to the BBC's network television and radio output, through production like Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is a regulated ‘not for profit’ company,
that provides water and sewerage services to more than three million people
living and working in Wales and some adjoining areas of England.
We have 1.3 million household customers and over 100,000 business customers.
Our primary responsibility is to operate, maintain and upgrade our assets,
such as, treatment works, reservoirs, water mains and sewers,
so as to ensure a safe and reliable supply of drinking water for customers
and deal effectively with wastewater to protect public health and the natural environment.
By planning ahead and balancing the abstraction of fresh water with the safe return of waste water
the company endeavours to keep the biodiversity of the region intact.
In 2007, we published our first Strategic Direction Statement or 25 Year Plan
called Welsh Water: ‘Our Sustainable Future’.
In it, we set ourselves ambitious targets to reduce our carbon footprint
by 25% by 2015 and by 50% by 2035.
Joining the Carshare2Cardiff Network we hope will help us achieve these ambitions.
Earlier this year (2010) we achieved the Carbon Trust Standard
after demonstrating our commitment to carbon reduction through our energy and environment teams.
The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s first carbon award scheme that requires an organisation
to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint and make real reductions year-on-year.
This award is the only way for organisations to prove they are tackling climate change
and have made genuine reductions in their carbon emissions. Unlike other award schemes,
it requires organisations to take action themselves rather than paying others to reduce via off-setting.
We also have four Green Teams working across Wales dedicated to making sustainable improvements to the way we work.
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