Healthcare Working Group Overview
Established in 1999, BSR’s Healthcare Working Group (HCWG) serves as a forum for companies to discuss societal issues faced by the healthcare sector, with a view to maximizing the scalability, sustainability, and impact of their responses.
HCWG participants include senior company representatives from functions including CSR, communications, investor relations, market access, public and governmental affairs, and sales and marketing.
This group provides a forum for precompetitive collaboration on key sustainable business issues, and it also offers companies the opportunity to share their experiences and best practices in an environment that promotes learning and respects confidentiality.
- Elevated ambition levels for companies driving progress on key CSR issues for the sector
- Strong and sustainable approaches to expanding access to healthcare
- Demonstration of industry’s commitment to addressing barriers that impact access to healthcare
- We launched the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH), an industry-wide framework for reducing the global burden of disease and improving global health outcomes
- The GPAH have been signed by the CEOs of 13 major healthcare companies with global leadership in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics, and other medical technology
Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare
In collaboration and consultation with key stakeholders, HCWG members have developed industry-wide principles to frame and describe the industry’s approach to reducing the global burden of disease and improving global health outcomes. The principles have been signed by the CEOs of 13 major healthcare companies.
For more information, visit gpah.bsr.org.
- Collaborate with peers working across the global healthcare sector
- Amplify your company’s voice in stakeholder discussions with influential NGOs and ratings agencies
- Keep abreast of emerging issues facing the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
- Learn from industry, corporate responsibility, and other experts on topics such as access to medicine, human rights, and the environment