Dental Protection goes green

Dental Protection has announced significant progress towards achieving net zero emissions in its operations by 2027.

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) 2023 annual report sets out the progress it is making at Medical Protection and Dental Protection towards its goals to reduce its environmental impact.

The 2023 annual report, published today, reports across the entire MPS estate:

  • 99.9% use of renewable energy.
  • 71% reduction in energy consumption and 98% drop in Biogas usage from 2022.
  • 93% reduction in Scope 1 carbon emissions (direct emissions from things like air conditioning units, gas heating systems and company cars) and Scope 2 (indirect) carbon emissions.
  • Use of FSC-certified carbon balanced paper to help World Land Trusts protect 1,754m2 of critically threatened tropical rainforest.
  • Saving of 75,269kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through sustainable printing and donating or recycling redundant technology, equivalent to 3,146 new trees planted, taking thirty-two cars off the road for a year or grounding 76 long haul flights from London Heathrow to New York City.

This progress was warmly welcomed by dentist Dr Graham Stokes, whose tenure as Chair of MPS Council officially starts following the Annual General Meeting on 12 June 2024.

Dr Graham Stokes said: “We recognise our responsibilities not only to members and colleagues, but to the planet, our communities and to future generations to come. We know making the right choices for the planet is increasingly important to our members, and it is important to us.

“Our members can rely on us to be there for them in their professional journey as well as do our part in creating a greener, more sustainable future for the healthcare industry. We take great care in how we invest our funds and we have set a new bold net zero target by 2027.

“We are proud of the progress we have made, including our public commitment to incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our investment decision making and ownership practices. Dental Protection, as part of MPS, is the only indemnity provider that is a signatory to the internationally recognised United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing.”

The 2024 MPS Annual General Meeting will take place on 12 June 2024, and members can find out more and register to attend here.


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About Dental Protection

Dental Protection is a registered trademark and a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.