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Supplier Conferences in India & China, Fall 2019

Supplier Conferences in India & China, Fall 2019

21 Nov 2019

PSCI keeps working to raise standards and engagement in key supplier locations. In September, we hosted multi-day conferences in India and China, and specialist training for auditors in China, reaching

Sustainable packaging in pharmaceutical supply chain

6 Aug 2019

Recently we published an article about PSCI and sustainable packaging on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS) August 2019. PMPS is a specialist journal designed to provide worldwide coverage of a range of topics relating to the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging sector, with around 10K readers mainly in Europe and North America.

In this article we shared PSCI’s approach on promoting responsible practices via PSCI principles and audits sharing project, insights from the audits and case study from PSCI member company. See below audit findings on different topics among packaging suppliers; around half of all audit findings are related to health and safety, especially worker protection, occupational health, and process safety.

Thanks to member company West, who provided their insights to promoting responsible practices in packaging.

Read the article here, page 68-69.

PSCI in SIL Barcelona conference

1 Aug 2019

Enric Bosch from Boehringer Ingelheim, one of our PSCI members, and co-Chair of the PSCI Communications Committee, recently spoke at an industry event about sustainability in Pharma supply chains, Salon Internacional de Logistica in Barcelona.
The SIL Barcelona conference focused on Logistics, Transport, Intralogistics and Supply Chain in Southern Europe. Enric shared PSCI collaboration as an example of good practice where different companies in the same sector work together to build up a more sustainable supply chain.

Listen to our latest webinar on AMR

23 Jul 2019

Last week we hosted another great webinar on the antimicrobial resistance, hosted by Daniel Caldwell (Global Director, Environmental and Occupational Toxicology at Johnson & Johnson) and Neil Parke (Global HSE Consultant at Lilly).

We were thrilled to see so many members and suppliers tuning in, but in case you missed it, you can watch the webinar here.

The slide deck can also be downloaded here.

Fantastic response to our Emergency Preparedness webinar

4 Jul 2019

Last week we hosted a webinar on Emergency Preparedness and Response, with guest speaker Aaron Duff, Director of EHS&S at Johnson & Johnson. Aaron delivered a fantastic talk, and we were thrilled to see over 90 members and suppliers tuning in!

If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here.

Don't forget to tune in on the 18th July for our next webinar on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Webinar Recording: Emergency Preparedness and Response

28 Jun 2019

Yesterday, on 27th June 2019, Aaron Duff (Director of EHS&S at Johnson & Johnson) delivered a fantastic webinar on Emergency Preparedness and Response. We had fantastic attendance, with just under 90 people tuning in. It's great to see the PSCI webinars reaching out to wider audiences, and we look forward to seeing our viewer base continue to grow.

If you could not join us yesterday, the recording can be viewed here. The slides Aaron used are also available for download from the PSCI website.

Aaron was also kind enough to share some template documents with the webinar attendees. Both his Crisis Management Plan and Emergency Plan templates can be downloaded from the PSCI website.

Please remember to tune in on 18th July at 08.30 EST for our next webinar on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Upcoming Webinar: Emergency Preparedness and Response

13 Jun 2019

On Thursday 27th June, we will be hosting a webinar on emergency preparedness and response. We are delighted to be joined by Aaron Duff, Director of EHS&S at Johnson & Johnson.

The webinar will give an overview of the questions relating to emergency preparedness & response in the PSCI audit questionnaire and explain the PSCI's expectations.

For more information and to register, click here.

PSCI announces new publicity materials

8 May 2019

Over the past year the PSCI has gone from strength to strength, growing both in numbers and influence. In line with our growing reach, we have produced a short video and pamphlet explaining the work of the Initiative. We hope that members and stakeholders share the video with their networks, and find the pamphlet useful when promoting the PSCI at conferences and other events.

You can watch the video here, and download the pamphlet here.

PSCI at UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights

5 May 2019

UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights is calling for proposals for the 8th #UNForumBHR (25-27 Nov 2019) available at: http://www.ohchr.org/2019ForumBHR . Focus on government action: "Time to act: Governments as catalysts for business respect for human rights".

In the last year’s forum, Connie Low from Novartis, one of the PSCI members, presented PSCI and what we are doing. The presentation got positive feedback. It is a strong sign to other industries and the public sector that the Pharmaceutical Industry cares and is taking responsibility towards a better future collaboratively, said by Connie.

PSCI launches 2018 Annual Report

5 Apr 2019

The PSCI is delighted to announce the publication of the 2018 Annual Report!

Dr Birgit Skuballa, Bayer (Chair of the PSCI during 2018) had a few words to say about the launch of the report:

"2018 has seen PSCI gain more members, reach more suppliers, perform more audits and host more events than ever before. The growth in our membership is a huge achievement but it is the growth in our impact that I am most proud of."

The Annual Report can be found here.