Net Zero

The DigitalHealth.London Net Zero programme is strategically designed to assist digital health companies in attaining environmental sustainability and minimising their carbon footprint.

Who is the Net Zero Initiative for?

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 from 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 is strategically designed to assist digital health companies in attaining environmental sustainability and minimising their carbon footprint. Participants will explore and implement strategies that promote environmentally responsible operations, ultimately fostering innovation and efficiency throughout the digital health sector.

The DigitalHealth.London Net Zero programme is funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). For more information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-
shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus.

What’s involved?

The Net Zero Initiative provides 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 virtual workshop on Tuesday 12 March 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.