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Recently, Frances O'Grady, Deputy General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) praised UNISON for showing 'real leadership on climate change'. A recent government report, the Stern Report, concluded that 'there is still time to avoid the worst impact of climate change, if we take strong action now'.
UNISON's aims and objectives have a strong environmental emphasis. They have helped it to develop a strategy involving other organisations. These have already motivated many organisations to adopt new approaches and reduce their carbon footprints.
As the largest public services trade union in the country, UNISON is exercising responsibility in a way that benefits its members. More importantly, UNISON is positively influencing other stakeholders as well as society as a whole.
By keeping its objectives SMART, UNISON will be able to measure how far its activities are making a difference.