Sustainability and Social Value

NHS Procurement in Partnership: Our Sustainability and Social Value Mission Statement

Sustainability and Social Value (SSV) has taken an increasingly important role in the way we carry out procurement across the NHS over the last few years and will be a huge part of what we do in the future. The four procurement hubs who make up NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP): NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS London Procurement Partnership and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, are committed to working together to consider SSV in everything we do. By collaborating on our aims and goals, we can share expertise, reduce duplication and achieve our objectives more efficiently.

We have a dedicated SSV workstream which has set out clear objectives for how we want to support customers, suppliers and others in the industry to achieve and maintain sustainability. We have SSV representatives in every NHS PiP workstream so that it is considered in all decision-making. We have also been working on aligning our SSV communications so that all NHS PiP customers are aware of our aims and objectives.

We are aiming to maximise our impact in the following focus areas

  • Sustainability – Working with national/regional teams to deliver a net zero NHS by 2045
  • Social Value - Levelling up communities
  • Modern slavery – Tackling Modern Slavery and upholding labour standards

We also want to ensure we continue to develop strong relationships with relevant stakeholders.

To read more about our work and key areas of focus, please see our Workstream Key Objectives.

Latest news

To find out more about our Sustainability and Social Value initiatives, please visit our News Page.


Find out about the Carbon Footprint of the NHS and what it would like to cut down on to help achieve its target of Net Zero.

Read more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which we can all work towards for a brighter future.

Learning and Upskilling

Net Zero and Social Value training - free and available to all NHS staff

NHS England Carbon Reduction Plan training for suppliers

Crown Commercial Service Carbon Reduction Plan creation and training

Initiatives and policies

Procurement Policy Note 06/20 – taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts - GOV.UK (

For more information please contact or you can speak to Alyson Brett or Kerry Botes.