Join our session on September 2, and learn how health care organizations around the world are shaping their procurement process for healthier communities and environment.

Every day, health care organizations make choices about the products and services they buy, and those decisions have an impact on communities and the environment: More than 70% of greenhouses gas emissions in the health sector are primarily derived from health care’s supply chain. Our collective purchasing power can help shape the marketplace, increase demand for sustainable products, and embrace our broader healing mission.

On September 2, join our session on Sustainable Procurement in Health Care, organized by Health Care Without Harm Global and its Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) program, and learn how health care organizations around the world are leveraging purchases for healthier communities and environment.


This session will introduce you to our Sustainable Procurement in Health Care Guide, a groundbreaking new document available for GGHH members that provides step-by-step guidance, tools, and resources to help your organization develop a sustainable purchasing strategy that prioritizes community and environmental health while reducing costs. 

Speakers will discuss how organizations in Sweden, India, New Zealand, and Indonesia are working on sustainable procurement and how they achieved:

  • Significant cost reductions through streamlined processes and more efficient resource and labor management.
  • Uninterrupted operations during times of crisis.

This session is the first of a series of sessions designed to support the health care sector in the implementation of the 10 elements of procurement described in the guide. Register today and learn from experts from around the world how sustainable procurement can help your organization and communities.



  • Session 1: 
    • Hervi Nuryania Mega Reza | Operational Director of Cahaya Qalbu Clinic, Bandung District West Java, Indonesia
      • Role of procurement in creating sustainable health care facilities
    • Manjula Sickler | Sustainability Manager, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand
      • Maintaining sustainable procurement in the times of COVID-19
  • Session 2: 
    • Charlotta Brask | Director of Sustainability, Region Stockholm, Sweden
      • Experiences from Region Stockholm on sustainable procurement in the health sector 
    • Aakash Shrivastava | Joint Director and Head, National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India
      • Procurement policies and building the business case for sustainable procurement within the health care sector 
    • Pankaj Bector | Procurement specialist, National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India
      • How sustainable procurement can lead to savings within health systems
  • Moderators:
    • Susan Wilburn | International Sustainability Director, Health Care Without Harm
    • Beth Eckl | Director, Environmental Purchasing Program, Practice Greenhealth


Session 1: Wednesday, September 2

  • 9:30 am – India Standard Time
  • 9:45 am – Nepal Time
  • 12:00 pm – Singapore | Beijing, China | Manila, Philippines
  • 2:00 pm – Australian Eastern Time
  • 4:00 pm – New Zealand Standard Time
  • 9:00 pm (Tuesday, September 1) – Pacific Time


Session 2: Wednesday, September 2

  • 7:30 am – Pacific Time
  • 10:30 am – Eastern Daylight Time
  • 11:30 am – Buenos Aires, Argentina | São Paulo, Brazil
  • 3:30 pm – British Summer Time
  • 4:30 pm – Central European Summer Time
  • 4:30 pm – South Africa Standard Time
  • 5:30 pm – Turkey Time
  • 8:00 pm – India Standard Time