- Cloud ecommerce marketplace @UK has launched a new NHS expenditure carbon footprint project.

The project is being run by NHS Sustainable Development Unit with NHS Shared Business Services ) assisting with data collection and @UK PLC providing analysis services.

In 2008 the NHS SDU calculated the carbon footprint of NHS expenditure at a national level, which at that stage was the largest scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon footprint project of any organisation in the world.

The new project aims to build on this initial project, extending the collection of expenditure data from the national level to all NHS organisations, such as suppliers, GPs, dentists and pharmacists.

The aim is to help inform decision making, revealing where carbon hot spots are and which suppliers and types of goods and services purchased contribute most to the carbon footprint.

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