WIN CONTRACTS WHILE GOING GREEN WITH PROCUREMENT POLICY NOTE
In June 2021, the government released the Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21. The PPN is a crucial government initiative that aims to tackle climate change and support the UK's commitment to achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050.
STAY COMPLIANT WITH THE UK'S NET ZERO EMISSIONS GOAL
With the implementation of PPN 06/21, it's more important than ever to ensure your company is calculating its carbon footprint.
Don't let carbon footprint calculations hold you back from securing government contracts. With PPN 06/21, it's now mandatory for companies to calculate their carbon footprint when bidding on central government or public contracts over £5 million per annum. From April 2024, it will be mandatory for all companies who are suppliers for the NHS. Our solution simplifies the process, ensuring compliance with the UK's Net Zero Emissions Goal by 2050.
4 ADDED BENEFITS OF PPN IMPLEMENTATION
01 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REDUCTIONS
By calculating and addressing carbon footprint, companies and organisations can identify opportunities to reduce emissions throughout supply chains and operations. This leads toa more sustainable and environmentally responsible approach to procurement.
02 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Implementing PPN 06/21 not only demonstrates a commitment to sustainability but also enhances a company's competitive edge. Businesses that actively manage and reduce their carbon footprint are increasingly sought after by government entities and environmentally conscious consumers.
03 LONG-TERM COST SAVINGS
Focusing on carbon reduction can lead to long-term cost savings through improved resource efficiency, educed energy consumption, and optimised supply chain practices. By incorporating sustainable procurement practices, companies can drive innovation, increase operational efficiency, and lower overall costs.
04 CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL CLIMATE GOALS
PPN 06/21 ensure that public procurement practices align with the UK's National Climate goals. By collectively working towards achieving Net Zero Emission, companies and organisations play a vital role in combating climate change and building a sustainable future.
ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH PPN 06/21
With PPN 06/21, you can ensure compliance with government regulations while also reducing your carbon footprint. Measure Scopes 1 and 2 of your carbon emissions in full and quantified the required Scope 3 categories to stay aligned with the UK's Net Zero Emissions Goal by 2050.
Back in September 2021, the NHS England Public Board approved a roadmap to help suppliers align with the net zero goals from now until 2030. Below is a detailed supplier roadmap to net zero.
From April 2022:
NHS procurements will include a minimum 10% net zero and social value weighting. The net zero and social value guidance for NHS procurement teams will help unlock health-specific outcomes.
From April 2023:
All contracts above £5 million per annum, the NHS will require suppliers to publish a Carbon Reduction Plan for their UK Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a subset of Scope 3 emissions as a minimum. The Carbon Reduction Plan requirements for the procurement of NHS goods, services, and works guidance outlines what will be required of suppliers and how it will be implemented.
From April 2024:
The NHS will extent the requirement for a Carbon Reduction Plan to cover all procurements.
From April 2027:
Suppliers will be required to publicly report targets, emissions and publish a Carbon Reduction Plan for global emissions aligned to the NHS net zero target, for all of their Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.
From April 2028:
New requirements will be introduced overseeing the provision of carbon foot printing for individual products supplied to the NHS. The NHS will work with suppliers and regulators to determine the scope and methodology.
From April 2030:
Suppliers will only be able to qualify for NHS contracts if they can demonstrate their progress through published progress reports and continued carbon emissions reporting through the Evergreen sustainable supplier assessment.
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