Publication of NHS England Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) Guidance

NHS England recently published the Carbon Reduction Plan Guidance ‘NHS England » Carbon reduction plan requirements for the procurement of NHS goods, services and works‘.Please find further information on the guidance below and support available to suppliers.From April 2023, for all contracts above £5 million per annum, the NHS will require suppliers to publish a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) for their UK Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a subset of scope 3 emissions as a minimum (aligning with Procurement Policy Notice 06/21). 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. NHS England has published detailed guidance to support suppliers to prepare their CRPs. ​​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:  ​

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