The Supplier Journey will add Climate Change updates/information as it becomes available. As a result we would advise your organisation to sign up to receive automatic emails on any changes that are made to the Supplier Journey.
The following resources are also available to help your organisation reduce its carbon footprint. In certain circumstances there may be funding available to help you compete for public sector contracts that require climate change/low carbon benefits to be included.
The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) provides free tender training and support, including answering environmental questions demonstrating your approach to contribute to net zero. Check out a dedicated course from the Supplier Development Programme, Responding to Tender Policy Requirements, which will help you to understand the various policy elements related to net zero targets in public sector procurement.
Zero Waste Scotland offers free sustainability support to businesses under the themes of resource efficiency and circular economy
You may wish to use the Sustainable Procurement Tools, including the Climate Literacy eLearning. This is free online training intended to give buyers confidence to minimise risks and maximise opportunities associated with climate change. This eLearning summarises some of the key decisions that buyers are making in the tender process around climate change. The platform enables users to generate and download a certificate to confirm that they have completed the training. The training is largely interactive and users can complete the training all at once, or exit and return at a later date to the point from where they left off.
Suppliers can also access these tools to stay informed. You will need to be registered on the platform, and login to access it - there is a user guide and short video available to help you register and log in.
The Sustainable Scotland Network provides a central hub of public body net zero strategies on their Net Zero Planning page, which suppliers may find informative
FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot provides a central hub for business support from across Scotland’s public sector, and includes net zero as a search topic. This includes Scottish Enterprise’s Net Zero Accelerator which is a simple, online diagnostic tool that businesses can use to assess their efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions.