Sustainable procurement guide


What we buy matters. The COVID-19 crisis exposed the fragility and vulnerability of our global supply chains. It also has given us an opportunity to move toward localized supply chains that not only reduce environmental harm but also provide local business opportunities and jobs. 

More than 70% of health care’s greenhouse gas emissions are derived from the supply chain: the production, transport, and disposal of goods and services. Understanding and quantifying the impact of purchases is essential to developing a resilient, sustainable health care model that prioritizes community and environmental health and safety while reducing costs.

Our groundbreaking new guide for sustainable procurement, featuring stories and insights from 25 health care organizations around the globe, provides step-by-step guidance, tools, and resources to develop a sustainable purchasing strategy.

Two years in the making, this guide was developed by Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm, and the Global Green and Healthy Hospital network, with more than 40 experts contributing to its development.

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Sustainable procurement guide

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