So many interesting meetings and discussions this week!

SWEDISH SUMMARY: Som jag skrev i början av veckan (blogginlägget från 11 mars) har veckan varit fullproppad med möten och intressentdiskussioner. Att sammanfatta allting är i stort sett omöjligt, så jag ger nedan bara några små axplock på engelska från veckan som gått.

 

As you know from reading my blog post from March 11, the week has been filled with meetings and interesting stakeholder discussions. Succeeding in summarizing everything is probably not possible, so let me just give some examples from the discussions I have participated since Tuesday. But let’s start from yesterday and move backwards:

- Friday: What I did not mention in the blog post from March 11, was that yesterday night (between 6 and 8 pm) I gave a presentation on Sustainability in general and Pharmaceuticals and the Environment specifically to physicians and nurses from Karolinska Hospital in Huddinge. Good and interesting discussions – although it was a Friday night! And as you know, earlier yesterday we had a board meeting with MistraPharma. We met at Käppala waste water treatment plant (WWTP), and as always when I tour a WWTP I am extremely surprised to see all stuff that people flush down the drain…

The first rough grid at Käppala WWTP

The first rough grid at Käppala WWTP

Käppala stores a collection of ”the worst examples ever” of items that are collected in the first rough grid. I cannot understand why these things end up in waste water…

The worst examples ever...

The worst examples ever...

 - Thursday: Once again I had the privelege to discuss sustainability initiatives within the pharmaceutical industry with students at SLU in Uppsala (Swedish Univeristy of Agricultural Sciences).

The start of my presentation at SLU

The start of my presentation at SLU

Fun and interesting as always!

- Wednesday: I was in Gothenburg and discussed sustainability initiatives in the supply chain with several peers within NMC (The Swedish Association of Environmental Managers). The focus of the discussion was on social responsibilities, although we also touched upon environmental programs being part of the supply chain management. Pfizer’s program regarding supplier EHS and reviews is one example of how a company can work, and PSCI (the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative) is an example of companies working in collaboration to secure good and responsible performance in the supply chain.

- Tuesday: I was in Malmö working together with Skåne Regional Council and Malmö University regarding their Innovation strategy Skåne 2020, especially focusing “personal health”. There were both a lot of good presentations as well as valuable break-out sessions. During one of the break-out sessions we came up with several ideas on projects, programs and initiatives that should be taken in order to increase wellbeing and health among Skåne’s citizens, and to drive innovation in the region.

Brainstorming exercise in Malmö

Brainstorming exercise in Malmö

I am sure that you will hear more on this in the near future!

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