Setting environmental footprint standards for the global healthcare sector

Quantis is grateful to support the decarbonization of the global healthcare sector through our work with the Sustainable Markets Initiative Health Systems Task Force, developing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard to improve transparency and shape the assessment and reduction of medicines’ environmental impact across the value chain.

The healthcare sector is responsible for around 5% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with over half of that coming from manufacturing supply chains. As a public-private partnership launched at COP26, the Task Force is also pursuing various other initiatives to promote decarbonization in global healthcare, such as discussions with energy providers in China and India to promote renewable energy in the supply chain. This is the first partnership of its kind in which large companies in healthcare, such as AstraZeneca, GSK, Novo Nordisk and Roche, have joined forces across these regions to pursue carbon reduction initiatives collaboratively.

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