16 February 2023
NHS England has published guidance to support suppliers in their preparation of a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP). A CRP for a supplier’s UK Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a subset of scope 3 emissions (as a minimum) will be required for all NHS contracts above £5 million per annum from April 2023.
A CRP identifies a supplier’s current carbon footprint and their plan to achieve net zero emissions. The NHS will require its suppliers to have a publicly available CRP on their website and to share their CRP information as part of the procurement process.
Support available to suppliers:
If you’re a supplier to the NHS and want to understand more about what this means for you, further information is available in the guidance, and the NHS Central Commercial Function Sustainable Procurement team is running regular webinars which will cover: how your CRP will be requested within the procurement process and what support is available to help you create your CRP. Register your interest on the NHS England Events page.
From 9 February 2023 to 31 March 2023, NHS England will be offering a CRP checking service. Suppliers can access this service by contacting the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org