New sustainability report from NHS Supply Chain

The new sustainability report from NHS Supply Chain is now available.

The report focuses on how NHS Supply Chain is helping the NHS to:

  • reduce waste
  • improve due diligence around labour standards
  • procure sustainable and nutritional food
  • build supply chain resilience
  • improve the efficiency of deliveries.

It also outlines the commitment invested to deliver sustainability benefits for NHS customers and places strong emphasis on minimising the impact of the business on the environment.
Some key highlights include:

  • a 40% reduction in carbon emissions since 2008
  • helping NHS customers to meet the recommendations of the Department of Health’s Hospital Food Standards Panel Report
  • briefing over 100 suppliers about requirements for labour standards assurance.

Other achievements include improving inbound logistics for key suppliers by reducing vehicle journeys, achieving a recycling rate of 87% from business waste and supporting Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives within our communities.

“Sustainable development is, of course, about looking forward and this aligns with the NHS Five Year Forward View,” explains Nick Gerrard. “It is more important than ever that we help deliver transformation and sustainability for the NHS.”

Download the NHS Supply Chain’s Sustainable Development Report 2014.