A sustainability roadmap for working relationships with suppliers will be outlined during the Optical Supplier Association’s (OSA) next webinar on February 8.

The event was created for optical businesses and will highlight the importance of meeting sustainability credentials to work with the NHS.

Roy Stoner, chair of OSA, said: ‘As an industry and profession we need to be ready to meet, and perhaps exceed, the credentials required to work with the NHS. Our Green Charter is an important first step to encourage the move to net zero and eliminated single use plastics.

‘At the same time, the significant steps we are taking to ensure adaptation and uniformity of AI in optics will maximise these green goals with the efficiencies they bring.’

The OSA said its Green Charter will be released soon and would provide the foundation for a more comprehensive policy later in the year.