October 5, 2020 – Vizient, Inc. (Irving, TX) announced the launch of its Environmentally Preferred Advisory Services, a supply chain solution designed to integrate sustainability to drive environmental solutions and positive health impacts.
The new service expands on Vizient’s environmentally preferred sourcing work, which the GPO says includes the nation’s largest portfolio of environmentally preferred hospital furniture.
Environmentally Preferred Advisory Services pairs Vizient member hospitals with sustainability experts who provide assessment and strategy services to elevate environmental initiatives. Such services may include gathering greenhouse gas data, an analysis of environmentally preferred purchasing volume, identification of opportunities for cost reductions and a forecast of energy reductions.
The new service also provides a strategy that includes goal setting, metrics and key performance indicators as well as best practices for achieving a defined vision.
Additionally, the service includes policy development, workshops, educational materials and other stakeholder engagement tools as well as integration with existing processes through its comprehensive implementation services.