From energy-intensive hospitals and production facilities to high waste production and resource consumption, efficiency is key in transitioning to a more resilient and sustainable healthcare sector.
The healthcare sector not only plays a pivotal role in improving and safeguarding human health but also plays an important part in addressing climate challenges by accounting for a substantial environmental footprint. From energy-intensive hospitals and production facilities to high waste production and resource consumption, the impact on the climate and environment is significant.
Resilient and advanced practices are gradually being embedded into the Danish healthcare sector, with a growing trend towards developing and implementing innovative solutions within the Life Science industry, the medical technology (medtech) and pharmaceutical (pharma) industries.
About the white paper
This white paper delves into the multifaceted aspects of sustainability within healthcare underlining its critical importance and showcasing potential paths towards a more sustainable future. For years, Danish companies and hospitals have searched for ways to create and deploy innovative solutions which provide a blueprint for how to transition to a sustainable healthcare sector.
Throughout the paper, we will explore a variety of Danish initiatives and projects – primarily national cases, but also some international ones – which collectively illustrate how Denmark is transitioning into a greener and more sustainable healthcare sector.