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

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

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Webinar: Driving sustainability & value through technology end-of-life

End-of-life is often overlooked yet is equally as important to a digital strategy, but what happens to end-of-life technology? What is the impact on the environment, net zero targets? What is the financial impact, is value for money for the taxpayer simply discarded and destroyed along with the technology?

Join us on 13 September between 2:00pm-2:45pm where we look to address the lifecycle of a digital strategy with a focus on end-of-life using examples, achieving efficiency, increased sustainability and delivering cost savings.

Guest Panellists:

Adam Turner, Head of Government and Public Sector Sustainable ICT and Digital, DEFRA
Ben Levin, Senior Manager, Technology Assesment and Criteria Development, Global Electronics Council
Fredrik Forslund, Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions, Blancco
Ben Tongue, Digital Net Zero Lead, NHS England

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