SOUTHEAST NORWAY HEALTH REGION

OVERVIEW

SPP IN THE SOUTHEAST NORWAY HEALTH REGION

Established in June 2007, Southeast Norway Health Region is the largest of four health regions in Norway. It covers 56% of Norway’s population, providing healthcare for 2.7m people. The organisation is made up of 75,000 employees and has a procurement spend of over 8bn euros (NOK 74 billion) per year. 


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Developed Win-Win programme incorporating carbon footprint analysis and baseline data to make savings through procurement
    • Carbon footprint analysis of 60-100 procurement categories taking place using unique methodology
    • Successfully implementing socially responsible procurement for work wear

    2.4m

    Population

    70k

    Employees

    2015

    Date joined

    CONTACT

    David Brasfield

    Enviornmental Project Manager: Win WIn Project S4 Responsibility

     

    WEBSITE

     

    More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

    IN ACTION

    SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

    Sustainable procurement within Southeast Norway Health Region was initially driven from the bottom-up, with a focus on socially responsible procurement of individual products. Theses first experiments proved that sustainable public procurement is possible and beneficial, and the procurement team is continuing to demonstrate the business case for SPP so that it can be applied in a wider way across the organisation. 


    CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS OF PROCUREMENT

    Southeast Norway Health Region has implemented a programme called Win-Win. This is aimed at professionalising procurement practices to include consideration of sustainability in a more structured way. Win-Win will incorporate carbon footprint analysis of current procurements and use this baseline data to build carbon savings into outcomes-based procurements.


    KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

    Analysis of 60-100 procurement categories is taking place using a uniquely designed input-output methodology created in the Win-Win programme. Based on this data, identification of products and services where there is larger potential for carbon savings through sustainable procurement. The aim is to achieve practical sustainable procurement that is knowledge based and grounded in evidence.

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    FURTHER INFORMATION

    For further information on the activities of Southeast Norway Health Region visit their website:

    Website

    or email procurement@iclei.org