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A Net Zero Supply Chain and Suppliers

Suppliers are key to supporting sustainability targets. While the NHS can modify the way it consumes goods and services to reduce carbon emissions, part of the supply chain emissions can only be reduced by suppliers themselves.

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The Five Supplier Requirements

1 Carbon Reduction Plan

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All suppliers of new contracts for goods, services, and works are required to publish a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) (PPN 06/21)

2 Social Value Requirements

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All procurements will include a minimum 10% net zero and social value weighting
(PPN 06/20).

3 Evergreen Assessment

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All Suppliers are required to complete an Evergreen Supplier Assessment.

4 NHS England Supplier Roadmap

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The NHS net zero supplier roadmap sets out the steps suppliers must take to align with the NHS net zero ambition between now and 2030. (Points 1 and 2 are some of the milestones in that roadmap).

5 Modern Slavery
PPN 02/23

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All suppliers must complete and maintain an up-to-date Modern Slavery Assessment Tool (MSAT) as a minimum requirement.
(PPN 02/23)