Health systems generate significant environmental impacts both up- and downstream including producing 4.4% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. If the health sector were a country, it would be the 5th largest for GHG emissions. The supply chain represents a major proportion of the carbon footprint of the health sector.
Health Care Without Harm, as a contribution to the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) is seeking a consultant to produce a tool/set of tools for hospitals and health system sustainability and procurement professionals to identify carbon hot spots in their supply chain that will inform prioritization of areas of procurement for carbon reduction and a series of interventions for low-carbon procurement (the tool).
This tool should provide a reasonably robust indication of those areas of procurement which contribute most to organizations’ carbon footprint and in turn should help to inform the prioritization of areas of procurement for carbon reduction action.
The tool is not designed for the production of accurate carbon footprints.