NHS SNEEICS - Green Plan

Suffolk, has developed a guide to support general practices in tackling climate change. Integrating primary care and secondary care within our strategy is allowing us to collaborate in initiatives (such as switching to low carbon inhalers) more effectively, ensuring we can drive down carbon emission whilst we optimise patient care. Supporting Our Trusts The five trusts working within our system are the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), the Essex Partnership University Hospitals Trust (EPUT), the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) and the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). Where a system-wide approach can be a point of difference for our trusts, we have identified key areas to act as a positive enabler, including travel and transport infrastructure, greening spaces and adopting nature-based approaches, estates collaboration, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, digital transformation, supply chain and procurement, training and upskilling staff and partners, climate adaptation and system resilience, innovation and clinical partnerships and providing social benefits. Supporting our external suppliers With two thirds of the NHS carbon footprint associated with goods and services that we procure, commission and consume from external organisations, working with our supply chains is an essential element of our sustainability strategy.12 Developing a ‘whole cycle’24 approach to procurement means we can embed at the beginning of a process (the ‘concept and design stage’). This will mean supporting our system decision makers, procurement teams and supply chain in our journey to net zero. We will encourage adopting a ‘value chain’24 approach to drive best practice and innovation that increases social value benefits and reduces waste and carbon emissions. Our initial focus will be on data gathering, supplier engagement and projects that target personal protection equipment, walking aids, single use plastics (catering and clinical), furniture re-use and reducing packaging and food waste. Using the NHS supply chain road map, we will send a clear message to our suppliers on our intentions, giving them time to prepare for the changes needed. * To account for the specific barriers that Small and Medium Enterprises and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises encounter, a two-year grace period on the requirements leading up to the 2030 deadline, by which point we expect all suppliers to have matched or exceeded our ambition for net zero. Jan 2022 April 2027 April 2028 April 2022 April 2024 April 2023 April 2030 April 2045 • Net Zero Supply Chain • Net Zero NHS New requirements will be introduced overseeing the provision of carbon footprinting for individual products supplied to the NHS All suppliers* will be required to publicly report emissions and publish a carbon reduction plan aligned to the NHS net zero target for their direct emissions, irrespective of contract value NHS will adopt PPN 06/20 so that all NHS tenders include a minimum 10% net zero and social value weighting All suppliers will be required to demonstrate progress in-line with the NHS net zero targets, through published progress reports and continued carbon emissions reporting All suppliers* will be required to publicly report emissions and publish a carbon reduction plan aligned to the NHS net zero target, for both their direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3) NHS will adopt PPN 06/21 so that all contracts above £5m will require suppliers* to publish a carbon reduction plan for their direct emissions as a qualifying criteria NHSE&I will launch the Sustainable Supplier Framework NHS Supply Chain Net Zero Roadmap25 Introduction Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System Green Plan | 14

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