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To achieve our long-term ambition of supporting the NHS to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system by 2045, and 2040 for emissions controlled directly, sustainability must be high on everyone’s agenda.

Our Latest Sustainability News

Keep up to date with the latest news, articles and case studies that support our strategy of Delivering Health Sustainably.

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Packaging Blog
by Heidi Barnard

The Sustainability team conducted a packaging survey on a selected group of 167 customers. The aim of the survey was to understand the packaging journey from the production line to the clinicians’ hands. Read the blog to find out the results.

Heidi Barnard Head of Sustainability

Collaboration With Suppliers is Key to Achieving Net Zero

The NHS has an ambitious net zero target – in this blog our Head of Sustainability talks about what is meant by net zero and what it means for suppliers.

Single Use Plastic Removal

Single-Use Plastic Removal Next Phase

As part of the NHS’s drive to net zero by 2045, one of NHS Supply Chain’s sustainability priorities is the ongoing commitment to reduce the use of plastics in the products we supply to NHS trusts.

Sustainable Initiatives for the NHS

We have highlighted some compliant frameworks aligned with the 13 interventions identified in the Net Zero Report, including remanufactured products, a wealth of recyclable products and food and nutrition. View the Sustainable Initiatives tab for more.

Meet The Team

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Heidi Barnard
Head of Sustainability

Martin Toomey

Martin Toomey
Sustainability Manager

Stephanie Gibney

Stephanie Gibney
Sustainability Manager

Jade Gaffney

Jade Gaffney
Sustainability Advisor

Watch this short video about our part in the largest and most significant deployments of zero emission heavy goods vehicles in the UK to date.

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  • Greener NHS - Delivering a Net Zero NHS Report

    Download a copy of the Greener NHS 'Delivering a Net Zero NHS Report'
  • ISO 14001 Certificate

    ISO14001:2015 Certification for Environmental Management Systems.