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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) buys what it needs in a way that secures value for money on a whole life basis and generates benefits not only to us, but also to society, the economy and the environment.

The adoption of a Sustainable Procurement policy assists with

  • Transparency
  • Improving economic, social and environmental wellbeing
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation
  • Promoting innovation
  • Reducing costs
  • Managing risk

NES is committed to conducting business responsibly and reducing, as far as possible, any adverse environmental and social impacts which may be caused by its procurement and contracting activities. Through continually challenging these activities and encouraging and inspiring others, our approach will deliver tangible results that make a difference, now and in the future for society and the environment.

The NES Supplier Sustainability Code of Conduct has been developed to support the NES Sustainability Procurement Policy which has in turn been developed to align and compliment the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and to the Scottish Government Procurement Journey.

Guidance can be found in PDF format: NES Supplier Sustainability Code of Conduct [PDF].