Today, DigitalHealth.London has launched their new Net Zero initiative to assist digital health companies in attaining environmental sustainability and minimising their carbon footprint.
As part of the NHS’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2040 for the emissions under their direct control and by 2045 for the emissions they influence, companies contracted by the NHS will be required to incorporate a minimum of 10% net zero and social value weighting. Starting April 2024, companies must also publish a Carbon Reduction Plan outlining their approach to reducing UK emissions, with a broadened scope expected from 2027 onwards.
In response to these requirements, the DigitalHealth.London Net Zero Initiative has been designed to help companies explore and implement strategies that promote environmentally responsible operations, ultimately fostering innovation and efficiency throughout the digital health sector. This initiative is part of the Digital Health.London Business Support for London Project, which has received £1,379,257.04 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The Net Zero Initiative will provide support through:
- Relevant resources and guidance to help companies adopt eco-friendly practices and contribute to the broader goal of achieving Net Zero emissions.
- A half-day in-person workshop led by NHS London Procurement Partnership‘s Simon Rowland (Sustainability Manager) and Sarah Corbo (Social Value Training Manager), to learn Net Zero concepts relevant to the digital health sector and receive guidance on carbon reduction calculations.
- Bespoke support in developing their Carbon Reduction Plans, with the opportunity to submit these plans for review.
I am delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural DigitalHealth.London Net Zero programme, a new initiative aligned with NHS England’s goal of achieving net zero by 2040. The programme is designed to support digital health companies in adopting environmentally responsible practices and publishing their Carbon Reduction Plans. I am confident that by working together, we can minimise our environmental impact, contribute to public health, realise cost savings, and propel innovation within health and care.Sara Nelson
Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London
For more information about the Net Zero Initiative, please visit Net Zero – DigitalHealth.London.
The DigitalHealth.London Net Zero programme is funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). To learn more, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-