In conjunction with a third-party consultant, Vizient® supports members as they establish or augment their sustainability programs. We can assess your current initiatives and make recommendations around climate change, sustainability and purchasing.
Clarity in eco-friendly product attributes
We collaborated with our Environmental Advisory Council to standardize 23 Environmentally Preferred product attributes, which have been adopted by others within the industry as the definition of what it means to be eco-friendly.
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Our analytics resources help members use their spend data to make informed decisions that improve sustainability. The environmentally preferred (EP) purchasing dashboard consolidates your reported purchase data to provide your EP purchasing percentage. DataLYNX™ provides access to line-item detail with EP attributes. Receive more customized reports through the EPP module (available in 2021) of Vizient Savings Actualyzer™, which identifies improvement opportunities and provides benchmarking insights.
Assistance with implementing hospital sustainability programs
Vizient helps hospitals and health systems understand how to implement an environmentally preferred sourcing policy and program, and why it’s important. Working together in a consistent and thoughtful manner, Vizient members can learn to set reasonable and achievable targets that are financially viable, environmentally sound, health improving and inspiring.
Let the Vizient EPS Toolkit be your guide as you start building or improving your green program today.
Information for suppliers to participate in our program
Vizient encourages all of our awarded suppliers to help support these goals by submitting their products’ environmental attributes, such as whether they’re recyclable, mercury-free, BPA-free and more. This helps members choose products best suited to their needs when they issue requests for proposal. See the EPS program fact sheet for suppliers.
Insights to support your environmentally sustainable supply chain
Our industry leadership is bolstered by the expertise of many experienced Vizient sustainability professionals, who frequently write and speak publicly about environmentally preferred purchasing issues.
- Q&A: How Environmental Sustainability Supports Long-Term Supply Assurance — and a Healthier Future for All
- Amid a Strained Healthcare Supply Chain, Stateside Takes Stride
- Vizient Joins HHS Initiative Mobilizing Healthcare Industry to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Dashboard is, Naturally, a Perfect Solution for Sustainability Insights
- Building a Healthier Future: The Intersection of Healthcare Design and Climate
- Improving Human and Environmental Health: A Call for Environmentally Preferred Health Care Sourcing
For more information on how you can source safer and healthier products that support environmentally preferred initiatives, contact the Environmentally Preferred Sourcing team at EPS@vizientinc.com.
For additional information on how to implement sustainable practices into your organization, contact Terri Scannell, Senior Director for social responsibility.
Vizient members have exclusive access to additional resources and information.