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Sodexo named Level 3 NHS Evergreen Supplier

Sodexo powers ahead with level 3 NHS Evergreen Supplier status

Sodexo Health & Care has achieved level 3 status on NHS’s Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment maturity matrix.

The NHS is the world’s first health service to commit to reaching net zero carbon with a vision to respond to climate change and improve health now and for future generations.

The Evergreen Assessment is one of several NHS initiatives designed to support its net zero and wider sustainability objectives and is aimed specifically at its target to reach net zero by 2045 for the emissions it does not have direct control over but that it can influence.

The Assessment is a reporting tool enabling suppliers - like Sodexo - to engage with the NHS on their sustainability journey and understand how to align with the NHS net zero and sustainability ambitions, including those set out in the NHS net zero supplier roadmap.

Following the assessment Sodexo Health & Care received Level 3: 2045 net zero targets that are independently validated. The information reported through Evergreen is supporting Sodexo Health & Care to understand its alignment with NHS sustainability priorities and identify those areas in which it needs to accelerate progress.

The maturity criteria are informed by leading, independent sustainability initiatives such as the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the modern slavery assessment tool (MSAT), as well as NHS sustainability requirements including those set out in the net zero supplier roadmap.

The data and information provided by Sodexo will be used to support the NHS in understanding its supply chain carbon footprint, measure progress against its targets, and tailor engagement to support suppliers.

Suppliers are assessed against four maturity levels which indicate alignment with NHS sustainability priorities:

  • Level 1: Publicly committed to net zero carbon and engaged with sustainability.
  • Level 2: Comprehensive net zero targets and reporting for carbon emissions.
  • Level 3: 2045 Net Zero targets that are independently validated.
  • Level 4: 2045 Net Zero targets, independently validated, across the global organisation

Philip Leigh, CEO for Health & Care, said:

We are delighted to be supporting the NHS in its vision to deliver the world’s first net zero health service.

At Sodexo we are very clear about the need for collaboration in our sustainability strategies.

This assessment is a positive step on our journey, we know there is still much work to do which is why it is imperative that we continue to partner with our NHS clients, their teams and patients to make a collective effort to reduce carbon emissions and have a positive impact.