Becoming the world’s first carbon net zero national health system by 2040 will require big changes for the NHS and for NHS Supply Chain. So, what will a greener NHS look like and how can NHS Supply Chain support trusts to deliver on this ambition?
Our Strategy – Delivering Health Sustainably
To drive better health outcomes and create economic, social and environmental value for our stakeholders, NHS Supply Chain is committed to leveraging the strength of its people and operations to deliver health sustainably.
At the heart of our strategy are four strategic pillars:
Working in Partnership with the NHS to Deliver Net Zero Targets
We have developed tools and opportunities to help drive a greener, fairer and more equitable health system. Examples include working towards the elimination of modern slavery within our supply chain by utilising a new government-backed risk portal that identifies and manages suppliers, embeds compliance, and builds resilience. We also have projects in place that are working towards development and delivery of a more circular economy by reducing single-use plastics (SUP) and increasing the reuse and recycling of medical devices.