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Profile of registrant

Health Care Without Harm Europe

Identification number in the register: 57514749088-82
Registration date: 04/07/12 16:20:41

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/06/13 19:12:26
The date of the last annual update was 24/06/13 19:12:26

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Health Care Without Harm Europe
Acronym: HCWH Europe
Legal status: aisbl
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Anja Leetz
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Grazia Cioci
Position: Policy Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Rue de La Pépinière 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 25030481
Fax number: (+32) 24023023
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: HCWH Europe is an independent non-profit NGO focusing on the environmental impact of the healthcare sector in Europe.

Our mission is to transform the European healthcare sector so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to the environment and thus to human health.

HCWH Europe main objectives are:
1) Harness healthcare as a powerful voice for environmental policy. With policy programmes, we seek to influence the EU and UN policy processes to achieve strong Europe-wide environmental frameworks regarding public health and the health sector.
2) Reduce the harmful effects on the environment caused by healthcare (which is a major polluter). Via implementation programmes, we work with European hospitals, NGOs and scientists to change how healthcare does business on a daily basis to reduce the environmental footprint of the sector.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4.5
Complementary information: The Brussels office is engaged in EU affairs, with all the staff members covering different areas and activities.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Kornelia Bagi 04/04/14 28/02/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Following EU discussions and policy development regarding Public Procurement, EDC criteria, pharmaceuticals, REACH review, WFD, and the Medical Device Directive.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Trade


Total number of members that are natural persons: 105,171
Number of member organisations: 71
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • INGES – Institut für Nachhaltigkeit im Gesundheitswesen (200 members)
  • Comité Pour le Developpement Durable en Santé (C2DS) (35,600 members)
  • Uppsala Universitat (50,000 members)
  • Stockholms läns landsting (600 members)
  • Läkare för Miljön (65 members)
  • Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset (15,000 members)
  • Zdruzenie na Doktori za zivotna sredina MADE (20 members)
  • Armenian Women for Health and a Healthy Environment (AWHHE) (20 members)
  • Women for Green Way for Generations (25 members)
  • ETA Environmental Management (10 members)
  • Otto Wagner Hospital Centre of Social Medicine (300 members)
  • Vienna Healthcare Institutions Association (KAV) (50 members)
  • Foundation for Realisation of Ideas (35 members)
  • IPA Ecosphere (20 members)
  • Flemish Platform - Environment and Health (15 members)
  • Arnika Association (15 members)
  • The Ecological Council (20 members)
  • Endometriosis Foundation (20 members)
  • Gentofte County Hospital (33 members)
  • Sønderborg Hospital (40 members)
  • Sygehus Nord Hospital - Nykobing Thisted (50 members)
  • Aarhus University Hospital (100 members)
  • Association of Independent Doctors for the Environment and Public Heal (34 members)
  • Committee for Environmental Health (25 members)
  • National Centre for Independent Information on Waste (CNIID) (15 members)
  • BUND - Friends of the Earth Germany (35 members)
  • BUND - Friends of the Earth Berlin (25 members)
  • European Institute for Transfer of Technology, Info Management and Com (30 members)
  • Institute for Environmental Medicine and Healthcare, Freiburg Universi (50 members)
  • Irish Doctor’s Environmental Association (IDEA) (60 members)
  • Organisation for Ecologically Sustainable Waste Management (15 members)
  • ALERR (17 members)
  • Waste and Environment Foundation (20 members)
  • EcoBaby (15 members)
  • Mother Earth Foundation (45 members)
  • Women in Europe for a Common Future (40 members)
  • Waste Prevention Association 3R (30 members)
  • Cleaner Production and Energy Efficiency Centre (20 members)
  • Life Youth Foundation (25 members)
  • Baikal Environmental Wave (30 members)
  • Kaliningrad Children and Youth Invalids (NGO "Maria") (25 members)
  • Friends of the Earth Slovakia (15 members)
  • Slovenian Clean Production and Right-to-Know Action Club (20 members)
  • Andalusian School of Public Health (15 members)
  • University Hospital of La Fe, Children’s Department (50 members)
  • University Hospital Virgin of Arrixaca, Children’s Department (50 members)
  • Chemicals and Environment - Consultants for Sustainable Development (16 members)
  • County Council of Sörmland (16 members)
  • International Chemical Secretariat (20 members)
  • Jämtlands County Council (JLL) (25 members)
  • Jegrelius Research Centre (30 members)
  • Skåne University Hospital (100 members)
  • Foundation TEM (20 members)
  • International Council of Nurses (50 members)
  • International Society of Doctors for the Environment (60 members)
  • Physicians for the Environment Switzerland, AefU (30 members)
  • Schelker Environmental Consulting (35 members)
  • British Society for Ecological Medicine (40 members)
  • The Centre for Greener Healthcare (20 members)
  • Communities Against Toxics England (15 members)
  • Communities Against Toxics Scotland (30 members)
  • Medact - ISDE UK (15 members)
  • Royal College of Nursing RCN (40 members)
  • Soil Association (15 members)
  • Waste Watch (15 members)
  • International Society of Doctors for the Environment Ukraine (15 members)
  • MAMA-86-Kharkov (10 members)
  • Wemos Foundation (250 members)
  • Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya (CSC) (160 members)
  • Region Skåne (600 members)
  • Västra Götalandsregionen (600 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: HCWH Europe is a European coalition of hospitals, healthcare systems, medical associations, healthcare professionals, local authorities, environmental and health organisations. The organisation currently has 71 members in 24 European countries (WHO Euro-region), 16 of which are part of the European Union


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

HCWH Europe is member of the European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), the Network for Sustainable Development in Public Procurement (NSDPP) and the 'EDC Free' campaign, an informal coalition of public interest groups representing more than 31 organisations in Europe.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 543,313
of which public financing: 543,313
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 178,064
Other Grants : 338,008
Other Income : 17,257
Reserves : 9,984
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.