We live in a time of serious challenges. Therefore, the world’s countries have adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the Paris Agreement, they are obligated to keep the global temperature rise below two degrees. In Denmark, the government has set a goal to be climate-neutral by 2045. Achieving these goals demands huge efforts from everyone.

At Amgros, we want to help with our contribution to a greener future.

We have already worked hard to make the supply of hospital medicines more sustainable. We have done so because we want to support current health needs without compromising the health of future generations.


At Amgros, we have been working for many years to make the supply of hospital medicines more sustainable. We have done so because we want to support current health needs without compromising the health of future generations.

We published national tendering procedures for medicines with environmental criteria in 2021, 2022 and 2023. From 2021-2023, procedures for the following pharmaceutical areas have been published one or several times with environmental criteria: Hormone medicines, corticosteroids for dermatological use, treatments against psoriasis, antiprotozoal treatments and ophthalmological treatments.

Criteria have covered:

  • packaging (plastic and paper/card/cardboard) and transport, as well as new contractual requirements on sustainable production and environmental management (published in 2021)

  • packaging - with outset in the Nordic criteria for more sustainable packaging - (published in 2022 and 2023).

Together with the regions, in 2022 we published a joint tendering procedure for irrigation fluids. This included Nordic criteria for more sustainable packaging.

One of our latest initiatives is stricter requirements in our framework agreements. This means that suppliers must observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Together with Norway and Iceland, in 2022 we completed a joint Nordic tendering procedure with environmental criteria for antibiotics. The environmental criteria included documentation on environmental certification, description of the environmental policy and description of eco-friendly transport.

Work on a more sustainable supply of medicines will undoubtedly take us into some of the dilemmas involved in balancing security of supplies of medicines on the one hand, and consideration for our environment and global warming on the other. However, we are determined to find balanced solutions so that security of supply and sustainability do not become two conflicting factors
Flemming Sonne,
Chief Executive Officer



About Amgros

We secure supplies of medicines for public hospitals through efficient procurement and tendering procedures. We are advisors and consultants for key players in the healthcare sector, with whom we share important and highly specialist knowledge. Thus, Amgros helps provide the right conditions for better health solutions.


Ambition for sustainability

We supply public hospitals with medicines worth around DKK 10 billion annually. We will exploit this position to help the regions meet their climate targets. Amgros also owns marketing authorisations for the special SAD medicines produced by hospital pharmacies. Therefore, in collaboration with the hospital pharmacies, we will also work towards more sustainable production.


Sustainability in tendering procedures

Amgros organises and conducts tendering procedures and procurement for the Danish regions. For medicines and hearing aids. Our ambition to contribute to a more sustainable supply means that we will impose new requirements in our tendering procedures.


Sofie Pedersen

Senior Specialist

I’m responsible for Amgros’ sustainability strategy. I work on promoting sustainability in business activities and routines at Amgros in dialogue and collaboration with my colleagues and Amgros stakeholders.