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This bulletin was published on 11 May
Exceptional Advancement: The 2021 PSCI Annual Report

Exceptional Advancement: The 2021 PSCI Annual Report

Today the PSCI published its 2021 Annual Report, summarizing a year of exceptional advancement towards achieving our shared vision of excellence in safety, environmental, and social outcomes across the global pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chain.

Key developments in 2021 include:

  • Growth in membership, with 53 member companies adopting the PSCI Principles
  • Increased audit sharing, with 116 new audits uploaded to our bespoke audit sharing platform
  • Finalization of our master supplier learning curriculum, with the launch of our eight maturity models for suppliers to use to advance their practices
  • Unprecedented levels of supplier engagement through two large-scale Virtual Supplier Conferences in China and India, reaching 2,000+ attendees
  • Promising insights on our impact on the industry, with preliminary analysis on audit data showing that our influence supports positive change on supplier practices

Manjit Singh, 2021 PSCI Chair and Associate Director of Corporate Sustainability at Centrient Pharmaceuticals says,

2021 was a year of spectacular growth for the PSCI in membership and activity. Despite the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, every aspect of the PSCI's program developed and grew from our shared audits to our supplier capability interactions. I have appreciated the professional and energetic contribution of my fellow PSCI members and watched with great pride the growth of the organization and the impact it has upon our entire industry.

You can read about these advancements and more in the report.

We welcome comments and encourage you to share this report with your networks using the hashtag #PSCIAnnualReport.

This bulletin was published on 7 April
PSCI SPRING 2022 NEWLSLETTER

PSCI SPRING 2022 NEWLSLETTER

Our Spring Newsletter for 2022 reflects on the strong start to the year that the PSCI has had with the launch of the Principles Update process, creation of the Scope 3 Topic Team and celebration of World Water Day, highlighting our continued support of the Musi River revitalisation project.

It also highlights exciting news and upcoming events for 2022, including registration for the Spring Meeting taking place from 17 - 19 May.

Read the newsletter here.

This bulletin was published on 7 April

Call for Inputs - PSCI Principles Update

Share your views on updating the PSCI Principles by 21 June

From March 2022 to May 2023, we will be reviewing and updating our Principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management (v2.0, 2019). This is a result of our regular 3-yearly Principles Update Process to ensure the Principles align with best practices.

As part of the 1st stage of this process, we are now opening the consultation to all stakeholders to submit views and suggestions. The consultative process will be running from April to June 2022 before we start the 2nd stage of the process of drafting, refining, and seeking approval. Click here for more information about the 2022-2023 Process and Timeline.

All PSCI stakeholders are welcome to contribute and submit comments. We expect this to include PSCI members, our partners from the advisory panel, regulatory bodies, industry bodies, NGOs, collaborative initiatives, academic institutions, supplier representatives, and other sustainable business experts.

How you can engage in the consultation:

  • For PSCI members, please submit inputs through the Topic Teams by 21st June 2022. If you would like to take this opportunity to join a Topic Team, please refer to the process here.
  • For all of our partners and external stakeholders, please submit your inputs via email to info@pscinitiative.org by 21st June 2022.
  • When submitting, please indicate what changes are needed to the current content in the Principles (v2.0,2019), why you think this change should be included, and supporting evidence.

Every stakeholder who submits a suggestion will be updated on the process by the end of 2022 and we will include specific feedback where possible.

We appreciate your support in our consultation process to help us better shape the PSCI principles. All your inputs will be reviewed and considered carefully by our Editorial Committee which is tasked with the overall overseeing of the process. If you have any questions about this consultation process, please contact Rosie Towe.

This bulletin was published on 22 March
CELEBRATING WORLD WATER DAY - UPDATE ON THE MUSI RIVER REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE

CELEBRATING WORLD WATER DAY - UPDATE ON THE MUSI RIVER REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE

The PSCI is pleased to continue supporting the work of the Telangana State Government in India to revitalize the Musi River.

The Musi River flows through Hyderabad in Telangana State, Southern India. It is fed by the world-heritage Hussein Sagar lake, also called the “heart of the world”, and used to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike for its beauty and amenity. Yet, there have been numerous reports of polluted effluents and poor wastewater management practices affecting the lake and the Musi River watershed, impacting local communities over many years.

For World Water Day 2021 (22 March), we published a statement outlining our support for the State government's initiative and our plans to help. We aimed to use our influence to engage with suppliers of PSCI members in Telangana to promote better wastewater practices and encourage positive change. Our aim is that every single supplier with a connection to a PSCI member should be visited, audited or contacted directly to promote the best technologies for wastewater management.

One year later, we're pleased to share an update on progress made. Since March 2021, we have

  • Contacted suppliers offering free wastewater treatment resources
  • Held dedicated sessions on wastewater treatment technology at our Virtual Supplier Conference in India
  • Created a baseline of all pharmaceutical companies in the Musi River catchment area to identify connections with PSCI member companies

Our aim is that all suppliers to PSCI members should provide information about their wastewater treatment practices, either via member visit, questionnaire, or a full site audit shared on our platform.

To continue this work, we will

  • encourage suppliers to share audits and work with our members to encourage site visits or audits
  • offer audits free of charge to suppliers in the Musi River catchment area
  • promote our PEC:PNEC calculator for assessing API discharges

We hope to contribute to restoring the Musi River to its former health.

This bulletin was published on 17 December 2021
PSCI Winter 2021 Newlsletter

PSCI Winter 2021 Newlsletter

Our Winter Newsletter for 2021 reflects on the busy winter that the PSCI has had through our Annual General Meeting, Annual Supplier Conferences in both China and India, and launch of our position statement on Human Rights. It also highlights exciting news and upcoming events for 2022.

Read the newsletter here.

This bulletin was published on 10 December 2021
Celebrating Human Rights Day - Position Statement on Human Rights

Celebrating Human Rights Day - Position Statement on Human Rights

At the PSCI, we’re committed to supporting all our members to implement the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as part of our mission to drive excellence in safety, environmental, and social outcomes across the pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chain.

That’s why for Human Rights Day (10 December), we’re excited to launch our new Position Statement, which provides an overview of the role we play in helping our members and suppliers align their practices with the UNGPs through the PSCI Principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management and our resources.

With our training materials, webinars, and tools we aim not only to ensure the upholding of our Principles, but also to support all our members in implementing the UNGPs across their entire supply chains.

You can read the full statement below.

  • Human Rights & Labor
This bulletin was published on 1 November 2021
PSCI Topic Teams Video Launch

PSCI Topic Teams Video Launch

We are happy to share our latest explainer video on the PSCI Topic Teams. This is the fourth of a series of videos that have been developed to help support further engagement on the Link and explain key aspects of the PSCI.

We would like to thank the Communications Committee for their contribution in developing these resources.

This bulletin was published on 21 October 2021

PSCI AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

Our Autumn Newsletter for 2021 reflects on the busy summer that the PSCI has had with our Annual Supplier Conferences in both China and India, along with all the other events that took place over the summer. It also highlights our upcoming plans and events, such as our Annual General Meeting, and external developments relevant to pharmaceutical supply chains.
Read the newsletter here

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This bulletin was published on 16 June 2021
PSCI Governance Structure Video Launch

PSCI Governance Structure Video Launch

We are happy to share our latest explainer video on the PSCI Governance Structure. This is the third of a series of videos that have been developed to help support further engagement on the Link and explain key aspects of the PSCI.

We would like to thank the Communications Committee for their contribution in developing these resources.

This bulletin was published on 10 May 2021
PSCI Principles Video

PSCI Principles Video

We are happy to share our new animated video on the PSCI Principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management.