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The green imperative for medical device businesses

The global healthcare system is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, representing 4.4% of the total worldwide footprint.

Supply chains occupy a significant share of this contribution. In the UK, for instance, 62% of the National Health Service’s emissions footprint came from the supply chain in 2019.

The purchasing power of healthcare systems can therefore be used to lower overall impact. Suppliers to hospitals and other healthcare organisations can expect greater scrutiny in this area, as green criteria increasingly feature on tenders. Board rooms can no longer avoid the issue since there may be a commercial impact of failing to review their environmental credentials.

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