NORWEGIAN HOSPITAL PROCUREMENT

OVERVIEW

SPP IN THE NORWEGIAN HOSPITAL PROCUREMENT

Established in June 2016, Norwegian Hospital Procurement purchase all goods and services to all public hospitals in Norway. The organisation is made up of 270 employees and has a procurement spend of over 3 billion euros per year. Norwegian Hospital Procurement pushes for environmentally friendly procurements and aims to remain a valuable partner for regional health administrations by promoting and stimulating environmentally and climate-friendly products and services.


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Substances with very serious properties concerning health and/or the environment (i.e., the candidate list),
    2. Phthalates, halogenated plastics (such as PVC), bisphenols, latex and antimicrobial substances.
    • Where relevant, Norwegian Hospital Procurement uses type 1 environmental labels for procurements
    • Norwegian Hospital Procurement aims to follow relevant regulations in the Norwegian strategy for a green circular economy, which is an extension of EU’s «European Green Deal», where a circular economy constitutes one of the main strategies.

    5,2m

    Population

    270

    Employees

    3 bn

    Budget

    CONTACT

    Grete Teigset Solli

    Head of unit sustainability 

     

    WEBSITE (norwegian)

     

    More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

    IN ACTION

    SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

    Norwegian Hospital Procurement, one of Norway’s largest public buyers, has a special responsibility for contributing to reducing the environmental strain in connection with procurements to a minimum. The regulations shall reflect the regulatory requirements that lie with the undertaking through statutes, legislation and guidelines, standardized requirements concerning the environment and the climate in connection with procurements. The regulations shall also define areas of improvement, so that over time a higher standard may be achieved for the environmental and climate work.
    Sustainable procurement within the Norwegian health regions 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.  


    SPP TARGETS

    In the environmental policy 2.0 Version (2021), Sykehusinnkjøp HF is outlining overall regulations and guidelines concerning environmental and climate work in connection with procurements.

    1. Phasing out or reducing substances harmful to health and the environment

    In order to contribute to the environmental goals of the regional health authority, the national environmental goals and the statutory duty of substitution, Sykehusinnkjøp aims to phase out or reduce substances that are harmful to health and the environment in products and services provided to the regional health authorities.

       2. Reducing the environmental and climatic impact to a minimum throughout the life cycle

    Sykehusinnkjøp  contributes to reaching national environmental goals concerning pollution and climate through increasing  the  share  of  goods  with  environmental  labelling.

       3. Specifying clear and predictable environmental requirements

    Sykehusinnkjøp uses recognized environmental labels and public sets of criteria to the extent  possible.

       4. Circular economy

    Where possible, Sykehusinnkjøp follows relevant regulations in the Norwegian strategy for a green circular economy, which is an extension of EU’s «European Green Deal»,where a circular economy constitutes one of the main strategies.

       5. Category-specific regulations

    Sykehusinnkjøp establishes category management and in the work related to the different categories, the development of environmental requirements will be adapted to each individual category. The goal of Sykehusinnkjøp is full category management in 2024.

     

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    FURTHER INFORMATION

    For further information on the activities of Norwegian Hospital Procurement visit their website:

    Website (norwegian)

    or email procurement@iclei.org