The role of procurement in mitigating the environmental impact of health sector operations is well acknowledged. For example, sustainable procurement practices can significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint.
By adopting sustainable procurement policies, strategies and practices, healthcare authorities, governments and international development organizations can drive the shift towards more inclusive, green economies. They are in a unique position to demand products and services that are compliant with environmental and social standards throughout the product or service’s lifecycle.
On October 10, at a plenary session of CleanMed Europe 2018, Robert Metzke, Head of Sustainability at Philips, will offer an industry perspective of sustainable procurement in healthcare, and outline how sustainable procurement can drive positive health impacts for patients, communities and the environment.
CleanMed Europe is Europe's leading conference on sustainable healthcare. The conference addresses the environmental impact of the sector at local, regional, and global level and showcases cutting-edge practices in sustainable healthcare.