PSE365: Reaching Net Zero Through Sustainable Procurement

With the UK Government committing to Net Zero by 2050, embedding environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability into public sector procurement policies, strategies, process and practices is paramount to reaching net zero targets. 

In 2021, the UK Government implemented new ‘Green Bidding Rules’ for government contracts worth more than £5m a year. All those bidding must commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, making the UK the first country in the world to put such a measure in place.

In this panel discussion gain insight into what leaders need to navigate to embed sustainability into their procurement process, how the public sector can learn from other industries to support net zero through procurement strategy and policies, and what the new rules mean for the sector.

Making up the panel were:

  • Preeya Bailie, Director of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery, NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • David Lawson, Chief Procurement Officer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Mosey PhD, Professor of Law, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, Kings College London

The panel discussion is available to watch on demand here and YouTube

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PSE365: Public Sector Decarbonisation Virtual Event | 17 March 2022

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

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Net Zero Government Webinar

According to the UN's Global Waste Monitor 2020, global electronic waste (e-waste) is being called the world's fastest growing domestic waste stream. With 1.6 million tonnes of e-waste produced in the UK in 2019, the UK is on track to becoming the biggest e-waste producer in Europe per capita.
 

With the public sector under increasing pressure to reach net zero by 2050 and data security threats on the rise, what can leaders do to minise the risks to citizen and organisational data while becoming more sustainable?
 

Register now and join us on 12 May at 2pm - 2:45pm to find out how the sector can take positive steps to reach net zero targets through sustainable data sanitisation.

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