Aika ja paikka

Wed 24.11.2021 at 09:00-16:15
Duration: 1 day
Live Webinar, 00000, Helsinki


(+ VAT)

Opi yhdessä kollegojen kanssa! Pyydä ryhmätarjous:

Learn together with your colleagues! Ask for offer:

How does pharmaceutical sector respond to the challenges posed by the environmental impact of medicines? What issues need to be considered at different stages of a medicine's life cycle? How are environmental impacts and mitigation measured? What solutions are available now and in the future? 


The Nordic medicines Sustainability Forum 2021 brings together all Nordic players in the pharmaceutical industry to discuss current environmental impacts. The program of the event covers stages of the drug life cycle, from manufacturing to patient and drug disposal. Speakers are leading experts in the field from Nordic countries. You will learn about measuring the environmental impact of medicines and hear practical case examples of implementing environmental projects as part of your company's day-to-day operations. 

Target groups

For all pharmaceutical and healthcare actors, hospital pharmacies and their stakeholders affected by environmental responsibility: 


  • Quality and regulatory affairs
  • Market access, pricing and reimbursement, tenders 
  • Product managers 
  • Sustainability managers and specialists
  • Distribution and manufacturing 
  • Sales and marketing
  • Universities
  • Authorities
  • Specialists interested in medicines sustainability and environmental issues

In this training you will learn


  • How to take into account the environmental impact of a medicine at different stages of its life cycle 
  • How to measure the environmental impact of a medicine and how to reduce impacts, challenges of measuring impacts
  • How you can take into account the reduction of the environmental impact of medicines in your own business 
  • Concrete case examples of solutions that are useful in your own work




(Times UTC +02.00)

9.00 Webinar platform opens


9.30 Welcome and introduction

Moderator: Katja Tolkki, Head of Sustainability, Oriola
Ulla Partanen, Head of Learning Services, Lääketietokeskus




9.35 From manufacturing to patient - sustainability and environment aspect of medicines
Bengt Mattson, Policy Manager, LIF
Path from manufacturing to patient is long and includes different steps. Where to pay attention to in terms on sustainability and environment issues? What is trending now/in the future and what was trending before? What is currently happening in EU level and in the Nordics?


10.10 Introduction to case examples: Which criteria to use for greenness?

Introduction to topic: Sanja Karlsson, SUDDEN Project Coordinator, University of Helsinki

Defining the criteria to use for greenness is not an easy task. What kind of criteria is used, might be used and what kind of evaluation has been around different possibilities? 


10.30 Case example of implementation: Tendering in Norwegian hospital districts 

Laila Pagh-Skov, Quality Manager, Sykehusinnkjøp HF


10.50 Case example of implementation: Medicines Environmental classification, Välvald

Lisa Stern Ödmark, Chefsstrateg, Sveriges Apoteksförening


11.10 Break


11.30 Case example of implementation: Pharma Company Environmental targets, KPIs and actions 

Deb Mangone, CEO, Pfizer Finland 


11.50 Finnish and Swedish  pharmaceutical environmental classifications

Lisette Graae, Miljötillstånd och åtgärdsstrategier, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

Elli Leppä, Development Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Information Centre

By listening this dual presentation you will learn about the pharmaceutical environmental classification systems in Sweden and Finland. Sweden has established the classification in 2005 and Finland is soon introducing the classification for healthcare professionals. What kind of learnings and solutions are done? Listen and find it out!


12.30 Lunch break & networking





13.40 Using Circular economy as a driver for zero environmental impact
Dorethe Nielsen, Vice President, Circular for Zero, Corporate Environmental Strategy, Novo Nordisk A/S


14.40 Break


15.00 What are the current topics that pharmaceutical companies work with in terms of environment and human rights?

Kati Nyman, Head of Communications, Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability in Bayer Nordic Region


15.20 PANEL DISCUSSION - what we can learn from each other 

Moderator: Katja Tolkki, Head of Sustainability, Oriola

Discussing with Katja: Dorethe Nielsen, Kati Nyman and Bengt Mattson


16.15 Summary and end of the day

Moderator: Katja Tolkki, Head of Sustainability, Oriola
Ulla Partanen, Head of Learning Services, Lääketietokesku


About the training


The training takes place in 24th of November 2021 and is arranged as a live webinar. 


Attend the live webinar or watch the recording later. In the live webinar you will be able to ask the speakers questions via the chat. You will also receive a recording of the webinar, which will be available for one month. Changes in the program are possible.


Program has been planned together with program committee:

•    Bengt Mattson, Policy Manager, LIF
•    Elli Leppä, Development Pharmacist, Lääketietokeskus
•    Sanja Karlsson, Project Coordinator, Sudden Project/University of Helsinki
•    Joonas Laine, One-Pfizer Tender Lead, Hospital Business Unit, Pfizer
•    Katja Tolkki, Head of Sustainability, Oriola


This event has received funding from the Nordic Life Science Learning project of the Nordplus Horizontal program.




Price of the webinar is 495 € (+ VAT).


You can register using the registration form on this web page. For group orders, please contact us:


Please read the changes and cancellations policy before registering to the event on the website at: Instructions for participants.