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CAHPP’s Green Index, the first sustainable procurement barometer in the health sector

Created in 2012, the Green Index evaluates the sustainable development strategy of CAHPP’s referenced suppliers every year on a contractual basis and based on evidence. Depending on the results, CAHPP awards, or not, the Green Index (A, A+, A++ or B rating).

The Green Index aims at a continuous improvement of the referenced suppliers’ offer.

Participation in the evaluation is divided into 4 phases: registration, data collection or updating, analysis using algorithms and manual data communication, and communication of the results. The results are accompanied by a recommended action sheet.

The method covers 13 sectors of activity: biomedical, hygiene and disinfection, biomedical and technical services, medical devices, implantable medical devices, service provision, pharmacy, disability, commissary, ligature, human resources, quipment and catering, and identifies 6 themes:- Management commitment (strategy, policy and follow-up),
– purchasing policy (description and justification of environmental, health and social criteria)
– products and eco-design (full life cycle analysis),
– reduction of impacts on customer sites (encouragement and monitoring),
– waste management (reduction, recycling and treatment channels),
– orders and distribution (optimisation of order flows, logistics and dematerialisation).

In 10 years, CAHPP has seen an increase in commitment and an improvement in the results of all manufacturers.

“Our responsibility as a major player in healthcare purchasing is, on the one hand, to involve all manufacturers in a CSR policy and, on the other, to support healthcare establishments in this approach, particularly via the CAHPP grant. This commitment over the past 10 years, through a highly structured evaluation system, is bearing fruit. Not forgetting that since 2009, CAHPP has been imposing these principles on itself”, shares Christophe Sadoine, Chairman and CEO of CAHPP.

On 22 September, we celebrated the first decade of the Green Index. We would like to congratulate the most committed suppliers and remind them that it is a tool for continuous improvement for everyone”, says Isabelle Hamelin, Director of Development and Communication at CAHPP.

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RESULTS OF THE GREEN INDEX 2022 (10th edition)

In 2022, CAHPP records an increase in the commitment and an improvement of the results of all the manufacturers.

299 suppliers and service providers have been evaluated in 2022.

  • 61 manufacturers are rated A++
    (i.e. 20% of the evaluated suppliers). A 3% increase compared to the previous edition).
  • 66 manufacturers have an A+ rating
    (i.e. 22% of the suppliers evaluated). An increase of 9% compared to the previous edition).
  • 52 manufacturers are rated A
    (i.e. 17% of the suppliers evaluated. An increase of 5% compared to the previous edition).
  • 78 manufacturers are rated B (26% of the suppliers evaluated).
  • 42 industrialists evaluated did not obtain a sufficient grade to be labeled.

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Start with yourself.

CAHPP has been committed to a CSR approach since 2009. In 2014, CAHPP obtained the AFNOR responsible purchasing focus CSR* certification, then in 2019 the silver level of the THQSE** label (Very High Health, Social and Environmental Quality), and finally the Ecovadis assessment at silver level the following year. Then in 2021, CAHPP will be the first purchasing centre to sign the Responsible Purchasing and Supplier Relations charter (RFAR).

*The AFAQ responsible purchasing focus CSR describes the principles and practices that enable the purchasing function to adopt the elements of the ISO 26000 standard and, thanks to an assessment, to measure the responsibility of an entity and its relations with its suppliers, while promoting its exemplary actions. CAHPP will obtain the “confirmed” level in 2017.
** This quality label reviews the economic, social, environmental and societal fields of the company. CAHPP obtained a score of 80%.

More about CAHPP

Since 1972, the 70 employees of CAHPP, Conseil et Référencement, have been helping health and medico-social establishments to optimise their economic and social performance. Today the leader in the health sector, CAHPP negotiates a purchasing volume of around 4 billion euros per year.

CAHPP is certified AFAQ responsible purchasing focus CSR, at the “confirmed” level, by AFNOR.
CAHPP is the only purchasing centre in the health sector in France to have committed to this assessment process.
The AFAQ responsible purchasing focus CSR describes the principles and practices that enable the Purchasing function to adopt the elements of the ISO 26000 standard and, thanks to an assessment, to measure the responsibility of an entity and its relations with its suppliers, while at the same time promoting its exemplary actions.
CAHPP’s services are based on two fundamental principles
– negotiation and listing of products and services linked to the operation of a health establishment.
– advice and support for other operating needs: strategic and managerial advice, audits, training (approved training centre).