Supplier Drop-In: NHS Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) and Net Zero Commitment (NZC) Requirements

12 September 2024 2:00pm – 2:30pmBST (+01:00)
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

Are you a supplier bidding for, or planning to bid for NHS contracts?

From April 2023, for all new contracts above £5 million per annum, the NHS requires suppliers to publish a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) for their UK scope 1 and 2 emissions and a subset of scope 3 emissions as a minimum (aligning with PPN 06/21).


From April 2024, the NHS has proportionately extended the CRP requirements to cover all new procurements.

  • To ensure the CRP requirements are extended in a proportionate and relevant manner to all new procurements from 1 April 2024, the policy is applied in a two-tiered approach.
  • a full CRP is required for procurements of high value (£5m per annum exc. VAT and above) and new frameworks operated by in-scope organisations, irrespective of the value of the contract, where relevant and proportionate to the framework.
  • a Net Zero Commitment (NZC) is required for procurements of lower value (below £5m per annum exc. VAT and above £10k exc. VAT).
  • The NZC requirements include selected key requirements of a full CRP.
  • A supplier who has already published a compliant CRP for April 2023 is ready for their next in-scope procurement provided they keep their CRP up to date.


Full NHS Guidance on the application of CRPs and NZCs is available on the NHS England website.


Join one of our CRP and NZC drop-in sessions for suppliers.

The session will begin with a short introduction covering what CRPs and NZCs are, how your CRP/NZC will be requested within the procurement process and what support is available to help you create your CRP/NZC.

The remainder of the session will be an open Q&A where a member of the Net Zero and Sustainable Procurement Team of NHS England will answer any questions you may have.

Please note the Net Zero and Sustainable Procurement Team will utilise the drop-in session as the primary space to answer questions.


Location: Virtual (Microsoft Teams Live - joining instructions will be sent to registered delegates via email approximately 24 hours before the session begins)

If you are an NHS procurement professional or NHS Staff member, please do not register for this drop-in session. Resources are available on FutureNHS.


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Name: Sustainable Procurement Team

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