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Interweave completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment

Interweave completes NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment

As a company, we have been focusing on sustainability, within our own operations, our supply chain, and organisations we work with. Therefore, Interweave Healthcare are pleased to have completed the NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment.

The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment is a self-assessment and reporting tool for us to understand our alignment with the NHS sustainability priorities. It also helps us to identify those areas in which we need to accelerate progress.

 

The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment

The Evergreen Assessment is one of several NHS initiatives designed to support its net zero and wider sustainability objectives. We are delighted to be supporting the NHS to achieve their net zero and sustainability ambitions. Including those set out in the NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap.

“The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment is an online tool which enabled suppliers to engage with the NHS on their sustainability journey and understand how to align with the NHS net zero sustainability ambitions, including those set out in the NHS net zero supplier roadmap.” – NHS England

 

What are the benefits for suppliers?

Supporting NHS net zero goals are important to us, sharing in the responsibility for a sustainable future, connects and brings organisations together. In addition, the NHS highlights the following benefits for suppliers:

Benchmark against current and future NHS priorities – Suppliers can see how they align to the NHS’s long-term sustainability priorities.

One conversation with the NHS – Suppliers have a standardised way of communicating their sustainability information to all NHS buyers.

Supports sustainability ambitions – Suppliers can use the assessment to help inform internal planning and decision-making. Such as developing business cases for sustainable investment or global target setting.

 

What are the benefits for NHS organisations?

The Evergreen assessment provides more information about suppliers. Allowing NHS organisations to have access to a central source of supplier sustainability information. Other benefits include:

Improved understanding of supply chain – Provides information that can improve trust and ICB understanding of their supply chain’s progress towards sustainability targets.

One conversation with suppliers – Provides a central source of supplier sustainability information with maturity scoring aligned to the NHS Net Zero and wider sustainability priorities.

Supports contract management – Provides information to inform contract management conversations with suppliers to promote alignment with the NHS sustainability priorities. In particular where emissions reductions form part of the key performance indicators (KPIs).

 

Interweave sustainability information

As well as completing the NHS Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment, we have carried out several other sustainability driven activities. Learn more about these:

Carbon Reduction Plan – Published in 2023, our Carbon Reduction Plan sets out past, present and future activities that contribute to reducing our emissions. You can learn more about how we aim to achieve Net Zero.

Sustainability page – Our new dedicated website page explains Interweave’s sustainability commitments, and here you can find links to our Carbon Reduction Plan, and other resources.

Installation of solar panels – To reduce emissions from energy usage, we replaced the oldest part of the warehouse roof, as well as installing solar panels at the warehouse facility. Find out more about our solar panels.

CO2 reduction in manufacturing process – Our contracted mill reduced emissions in various areas, coal usage, power, steam, and water consumption. Reducing overall CO2 emissions by 47%.

 

If you would like to find out more, please browse the blog articles, visit our FAQs, or contact our team.

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