Webinar XXVIII – NHS Supplier Sustainability

Webinar XXVIII – NHS Supplier Sustainability

This is important for virtually all DHACA members.

The presentation slides for this webinar are downloadable here.

DHACA needs to secure NHS comms approval to release a recording of the presentation which may take some time or ultimately be impossible. However as the presenter, Ben Calder-Travis, kept to the script in the presentation so accurately, most members will secure maximum benefit purely from a careful read and clicking on the many links kindly provided.

The NHS procurement strategy 2022 (driven by the NHS sustainability model 2022) requires all supplier contracts to include a minimum 10% net zero and social value weighting. From April 1 this year, the NHS will require suppliers of all contracts above £5 million pa to publish a carbon reduction plan for their UK Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a subset of scope 3 emissions as a minimum; this will be extended to all contracts irrespective of value in April 2024. Suppliers are also urged to provide their evergreen sustainable supplier assessment on their website. This webinar was introduced by Lisa Ditmar, NHS Net Zero and Sustainable Supply Chain Lead and given by Ben Calder-Travis, Net-Zero and Sustainability Project Manager. He covered the background to the changes and the detail of future requirements from suppliers seeking NHS business.

For me, the key sentence in the whole presentation was “the climate emergency is a health emergency”: there can be no question that the NHS is doing the right thing by leading the way.