Future By Design
Redesigning tomorrow.
SPIH.jpg

Innovating for a Novel Index on Sustainable Health Procurement

 
 

Innovating for a Novel Index on Sustainable Health Procurement

Conceptualising the feedback form for key stakeholders from the global health sector to provide early stage feedback vital for the game-changer index development.


SPIH.jpg

CLIENT 
United Nations Development Programme

THE CHALLENGE
Obtain early-stage feedback on the key components, scoring mechanism, visual representation and success factors in the implementation of the index.

THE OUTCOME
Designed visual board, stickers and guidance note


The range of environmental and social risks caused by medical products is numerous. By following the maxim of medical ethics primum non nocere (first, do no harm), the introduction of sustainable procurement criteria and the monitoring of sustainable procurement practices are important instruments to leverage the purchasing power for a more sustainable health sector. However, more work is required to specify and harmonize sustainable procurement criteria and to develop monitoring tools that enable continuous improvements and benchmarking of sustainable procurement practices. The Sustainable Procurement Index for Health (SPIH) project is aiming to address these challenges. The index will serve as an incentive for entities to improve their environmental and social sustainability record.

Designed visual board, stickers and guidance note follow a four-step process to obtain early-stage feedback on the key components, scoring mechanism, visual representation and success factors vital for the Index implementation. Stakeholders who participated in the interactive sessions, based on the created material, ranged from the UN Agencies, government, civil society organisations, academia, the private sector. The sessions took place in September and October 2018 in Istanbul (Turkey) and Nijmegen (Netherlands), and the provided feedback will serve as vital input for the actual development of the Index.