Discussions on environmental and social aspects of procurement

SWEDISH SUMMARY: Pfizer AB genomförde igår ett seminarium på ämnet Läkemedel och miljö. Deltog i seminariet gjorde ett trettiotal medarbetare från hälso- och sjukvården. Dels presenterade Malin Parkler (chef för Pfizer Primary care i Sverige) Pfizers strategier och arbete gällanade ”inte bara läkemedel”, och dels presenterade jag och Pauline Göthberg (nationell samordnare för socialt ansvarstagande i den offentliga upphandlingen) olika aspekter gällande läkemedel och miljö- och sociala krav.

Yesterday Pfizer AB arranged a seminar on Pharmaceuticals and the Environment. There were roughly 30 colleagues from Swedish healthcare (mainly from operational units within Stockholm County Council) participating. They listened to, and discussed with, Malin Parkler (head of Pfizer Primary Care in Sweden) on issues around Pfizer’s values and our initiatives on ”more-than-medication” (see the blog post from Oct 11 for more details on this). They also listened to and discussed my presentation on Pfizer’s sustainability initiatives. Both on Social responsibility programs such as the ones described when I visited Uganda in 2010, and our environmental sustainability journey (see for instance our Corporate website for more information). All of these things which you know I strongly believe should be of interest to our customers (e.g. in public procurement of pharmaceuticals).

We were therefore happy to be able to listen to Pauline Göthberg, natonal coordinator for all County Councils in Sweden for social responsibility in public procurement.

Pauline Göthberg

Pauline Göthberg

Pauline described several initiatives – everything from development and upgrade of the code-of-conduct, to follow-up initiatives and tools. Below you’ll find (in Swedish…) some of Pauline’s slides which show where they are today and where they are heading:

5 steps for sustainable procurement

5 steps for sustainable procurement

Priorities right now...

Priorities right now...

Personally I found it especially interesting to listen to Pauline’s presentation of the ”supplier database project” that she presented to LIF committees (both the Procurement and the Environmental Committee of the Swedish Association of the Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry) back on March 13. The project ”Uppföljningsportalen.se”, which Pauline runs together with the Swedish Environmental Management Council (MSR) is coming closer and closer to completion. Defintely interesting to follow in the coming months!

The Supplier database Project

The Supplier database Project

Step 1 in the follow-up tool

Step 1 in the follow-up tool

Step 2 in the follow-up tool

Step 2 in the follow-up tool

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