Procurement of pharmaceuticals in an environmental context and its inclusion into the CSR Compass
The Swedish EPA produced this report with the objective to describe where, from a pharmaceuticals life cycle perspective (research, production, use), it may be appropriate to impose environmental requirements, based on a procurers’ perspective.
The pharmaceutical industry was chosen as the sector to review due its complexity. In order to identify different types of obstacles for procurers in their daily work the supply chain and the entire life cycle of a product must be considered. Another main objective with this project is to suggest amendments to the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Compass based on the experiences gained from the pharmaceutical industry. The project was carried out by IVL (Swedish Environmental Research Institute) on commission of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The project was coordinated by a steering group and a reference group. We would like to thank all the participants for their contribution with expert knowledge in this area.