There are many tools and support materials to help NHS organisations buy more sustainably:

Policy and Process Tools

Minimum environmental product specifications

  • The Government Buying Standards for commonly purchased goods and services
  • Criteria for electrical and electronic equipment used in the Healthcare Sector here

Benefit measurement tools such as the Social Value Calculator which helps price the value created by sustainable procurement. 

Sustainable procurement objectives should be articulated in the organisation’s overall Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) - guidance here.