We were delighted to welcome Daphne De Leener from NHS England at the Summer Sustainability Seminar this week who came to talk to us about the Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment following its launch last week.
The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment is an online tool for suppliers to engage with the NHS on their sustainability journey and understand how to align with the NHS net zero and sustainability ambitions, including those set out in the NHS net zero supplier roadmap.
The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment is a self-assessment and reporting tool for suppliers to share sustainability information with the NHS, providing a single route for information and data sharing between suppliers and the NHS.
After completing the assessment, suppliers will receive a sustainability maturity score against NHS priorities, which signposts their current position and pathway to progress. The assessment has not been designed to be included as a scored or evaluated requirement in procurement.
You can find out more information on the NHS England website here including instructions on how to register on the portal and access the assessment.
Supplier drop in session are being held by NHS England on the below dates. Click on the links to register.
It is currently voluntary for suppliers to participate and complete.