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BIVDA Sustainability Survey

Following on from the Sustainability Steering meeting a few weeks ago, we are resending BIVDA's Sustainability Survey to the group. We kindly invite members to provide us with feedback on readiness regarding sustainability, NHS Net Zero roadmap and our Sustainability Hub tool. The survey can be accessed here.
Natalie Creaney
October 21, 2022
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New BIVDA Survey for Members on Sustainability & NHS Net Zero

The BIVDA team, and our Sustainability Programme Lead Sarah Joy Newton, have composed a short survey for member companies on the topic of sustainability. We would appreciate responses before Friday 9 September, and the anonymous submissions will be used to gauge company progress in undertaking sustainable transformations, and what further support we could provide. Please find the link to the…
Natalie Creaney
August 5, 2022
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BIVDA article is featured in The Guardian’s ‘Sustainable Healthcare’ campaign

The 2022 Q2 campaign MediaPlanet campaign launched this week in conjunction with The Guardian and focuses on ‘Sustainable Healthcare’. BIVDA is delighted to be featured in the set of articles composed by key health organisations on this important subject. Helen’s piece is titled ‘The value of Innovation in achieving sustainable goals’, and can be found at this link. Helen writes…
Ben Kemp
July 1, 2022
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National TOMs update

One of the aims of this update has been to make it easier to use. So, with this in mind, there are now 3 sets of measures. A light version which has a set of 18 measures, a core version with 40 measures and then a non-core list of 280 measures that can be selected by contracting authority to reflect…
Natalie Creaney
June 17, 2022
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Sustainability implementation in tenders

A key focus of the Procurement Regulation Conference which I attended this week was on the introduction of Sustainability within the public procurement agenda. The procurement legal framework is changing quickly, and the drive to introduce Sustainability is fierce, members can find current requirements on Sustainability within our Sustainability HUB as there are any developments these will be included in…
Natalie Creaney
June 17, 2022
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BIVDA’s Sustainability Hub goes live for members!

BIVDA was pleased to hold its second annual Sustainability Seminar this Thursday 9 June, and the event featured the launch of the BIVDA Sustainability Hub for members to access! The work on the Hub has been led by BIVDA’s Sustainability Programme Lead, Sarah Joy Newton and we are proud to see it go live on the BIVDA site, accessed via…
Natalie Creaney
June 10, 2022
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BIVDA’s 2nd Sustainability Seminar

Lisa Dittmar and Julia Farrington from NHS England and Improvement led a session discussing the requirements of the Supply Chain within the Evergreen Framework and looked at some of the potential ways that IVD could contribute to the Greener NHS and Net Zero agenda. Whilst there was a reminder of the Evergreen framework, this session was much more about the…
Natalie Creaney
June 10, 2022
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Join us at BIVDA’s Procurement and Sustainability In Person Events 9 June – Royal College of Anaesthetists

We are holding 2 separate events on Thursday 9 June – the Procurement working party and our 2nd Sustainability Seminar. In the morning, the Procurement working party will have representatives from NHS Supply Chain to give us an update on the category tower work and their workplan for frameworks coming up. This is particularly relevant as NHS England and Improvement…
Natalie Creaney
May 27, 2022
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The Better Business Act – for a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all

Britain’s business leaders are being urged to ask the government to amend Section 172 of the Companies Act to ensure businesses, whatever their size, takes ownership of its social and environmental impact and are legally responsible for benefiting workers, customers, communities and the environment while delivering profit. The objective is to amended Section 172 of the Companies Act to reflect…
Ben Kemp
April 14, 2022