LOG IN

Members and suppliers: Join our online community

Access our full library of resources, register for events and webinars and share audits and other assessments

News

Sort By
This event was published on 1 February
PSCI Global Supplier Conference 2024

PSCI Global Supplier Conference 2024

Conference | 20–21 Feb 2024

We invite you to attend the PSCI Global Supplier Conference

Over the two days, we will explore important and emerging issues affecting the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, from sustainability leadership to ‘beyond compliance’ best practice topics, as well as offering opportunities for insightful discussion.

Full agenda available on our registration page or here.

The virtual event is FREE to attend and open to companies that operate in the pharmaceutical and healthcare value chain.

Click HERE to register

Type
Conference
Date
20–21 Feb 2024
Hashtag
Language
English
This event is in the past
This event was published on 19 January
PSCI Webinar: Children's Rights and the healthcare industry: insights from the Global Child Forum

PSCI Webinar: Children's Rights and the healthcare industry: insights from the Global Child Forum

Webinar | 15 Feb 2024 15:00–16:00 Amsterdam

Since 2013, Global Child Forum has been benchmarking the world’s most influential companies, assessing how they respond to children’s rights. The data can be used by corporates to increase their social impact, including from investors to inform their decision-making.

The latest Global Child Forum benchmark analysed 1,108 companies, distributed across eight sectors and six regions, against a set of 25 indicators.

The objective of the session is to provide insights relevant to the healthcare sector including the pharmaceutical industry on the risk of child labor across the value chain. The session aims to provide on hands-on best practices and opportunity areas. 

Speakers:

  • Nina Vollmer, Senior Children’s rights and business specialist at the Global Child Forum. As the organisation’s senior expert, Nina conducts research and supports companies on how to improve their understanding of, and impact on children’s lives.
  • Sean Oshea, Corporate Engagement Manager at the Global Child Forum. Before moving to Stockholm in 2021, Sean worked as the Private Secretary to the Ambassador of Japan to the UK and earlier, as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant and Chief of Staff to several members of the UK Parliament.
Type
Webinar
Date
15 Feb 2024 15:00–16:00 Amsterdam
Language
English
This event is in the past
This event was published on 15 January
PSCI Webinar: Gowning-De-gowning and PPE for Potent Compound Handling - Part 2

PSCI Webinar: Gowning-De-gowning and PPE for Potent Compound Handling - Part 2

Webinar | 1 Feb 2024 16:00–17:00 Amsterdam

Join us on 1 February 16:00 - 17:00 CET

This webinar is the second of a 2 part series.

Part 1 covered the importance of gowning and de-gowning in reducing API exposures and preventing migration of API contamination from API handling areas to the other areas (e.g., Personal Air Locks).

Part 2 will cover Material Air Lock and Personal Air Lock specifications, Gradient Study to Prevent Cross Contamination of APIs when more than one API is made in the same building, PPE including gloves (Latex Vs Nitrile), two pairs of gloves to prevent surface contamination, respiratory protection including PAPR and Supplied Air Respirators with reusable air supplied goods including cleaning and decontamination procedures.

Speakers:

  • Maharshi Mehta, President, International Safety Systems, Inc.
  • Ankit Sharma, Associate Director, International Safety Systems Inc.

This webinar will be recorded.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Type
Webinar
Date
1 Feb 2024 16:00–17:00 Amsterdam
Language
English
This event is in the past
This bulletin was published on 12 January

The PSCI Board welcomes Deirdre O'Reilly as Chair

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DEIRDRE O’REILLY HAS BEEN APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE (PSCI).

She succeeds Ingrid Vande Velde who completed her Chairmanship at the end of 2023 and will transition into the role of Past Chair. The Board also welcomed Robert Williams as Vice Chair.

As Senior Director of Global EHS Supplier Operations and Business Development at Viatris, Deirdre safeguards Viatris’ supply chain by minimizing risk from a business continuity, liability, and reputational perspective.

Deirdre brings over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to her new role within the PSCI. She has held leadership positions in site operations, EHS, supply chain, and technical product transfers at Pfizer, Upjohn Pfizer, and today with Viatris. She is a passionate advocate for responsible practices in the pharmaceutical supply chain and committed to working with the PSCI to achieve its strategic vision for excellence in patient, safety, environmental, and social outcomes.

Deirdre has been a longstanding and actively engaged member of the PSCI, holding a range of roles on both Committees and specialist Topic teams, such as Decarbonization and Human Rights & Labor. As Chair of the Governance Committee, Deirdre worked to expand the scope and impact of the committee, enabling the formation of the Partnerships Committee, launch of the Member Engagement survey & Mentoring program, and supplier impact workstream.

In her role as Chair, Deirdre will lead the Board in the delivery of the PSCI’s strategic vision for excellence in safety, environmental, and social outcomes across the global pharmaceutical and healthcare value chain. She will also work to strengthen the PSCI's relationships with its members and other stakeholders.

Speaking about her appointment Deirdre says,

I am honored to be Chair of the PSCI and to be a part of this organization at these exciting and influential times. Our launch this year of the new supplier partnership model and Projects Committee are two major initiatives that I believe will change the shape and direction of the PSCI, enhance our recognition, and make us more synonymous with responsible practices in the supply chain.

I firmly believe that collectively, as One Voice, we are impactful and can make a difference in the delivery of responsible practices across the pharmaceutical supply chain. I look forward to working with everyone on the delivery of our shared strategy.

This bulletin was published on 8 January

PSCI Board thanks outgoing Board member Vicki Stone-Bjarup and Advisory Panel Member Hillary Amster

The PSCI Board would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Vicki Stone-Bjarup for her contribution as Past Chair as she ends her term. Vicki has been a longstanding and highly impactful member of the PSCI Board, helping to steer the PSCI’s direction and position as an effective and influential association. We are pleased that she will be using her expertise and insight to co-lead our newly formed Projects Committee that seeks to maximize the PSCI’s impact on the pharma and healthcare value chain.

The Board would also like to thank Hillary Amster for her vital contribution to the PSCI’s Advisory Panel as she steps down for 2024. Hillary’s thoughtful advice and insight helped the Board to ensure that the PSCI’s vision and mission were fit for purpose and kept front of mind in the development of our new strategy.

This bulletin was published on 5 January

The PSCI welcomes Robert Williams as Vice Chair

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ROBERT WILLIAMS HAS BEEN ELECTED VICE CHAIR OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE (PSCI).

He succeeds Deirdre O’Reilly who completed her Vice Chairmanship at the end of 2023 and will transition into her new role as Chair. The PSCI Board also saw the departure of Vicki Stone-Bjarup who has completed her term as Past Chair and will now co-lead the new Projects Committee.

Rob has over 25 years’ experience in technical, commercial, and leadership roles across a range of industry sectors, from mining and renewable electricity to telecoms and pharmaceuticals. As Director of Sustainable Procurement in the Global Procurement team at AstraZeneca, Rob is accountable for delivery of AstraZeneca’s sustainability goals through their supply chain. He partners with Group Sustainability to deliver the corporate sustainability objectives, developing supply chain performance against environmental and social sustainability goals. He also works cross-functionally with teams from R&D, Operations, Commercial, and Corporate Communications to engage with AstraZeneca’s employees, suppliers, and customers.

Rob has been a longstanding and actively engaged member of the PSCI through both the Responsible Sourcing and Decarbonisation Topic Teams. As co-lead of the Decarbonisation team, he worked with members to develop a Decarbonisation Pathway to enable pharma and healthcare suppliers to understand where to start and what actions to take on their road to net zero. He also played a key role in establishing the partnership between the PSCI and Energize, delivered by Schneider Electric Sustainability Business, as well as the PSCI’s ongoing engagement with the Sustainable Markets Initiative.

In his role as Vice Chair, Rob will support the Board in the delivery of the PSCI’s strategic vision for excellence in safety, environmental, and social outcomes across the global pharmaceutical and healthcare value chain.

Speaking about his appointment Rob says,

I am honoured to join the PSCI Board as Vice Chair and support the delivery of the PSCI’s new strategy, continuing to work collaboratively to build truly sustainable & responsible supply chains.

This resource was published on 12 December 2023

India Supplier Conference 2023 Video Recap

Promotional Material Video

Please find the India Supplier Conference 2023 Video Recap for highlights of the event. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this exciting event!

This event was published on 27 November 2023
PSCI Webinar: Safebridge Session on OEBs

PSCI Webinar: Safebridge Session on OEBs

Webinar | 28 Nov 2023 15:00–16:00 Amsterdam

Join us on November 28 15:00 – 16:00 (CET)

This webinar will explain what are OEBs (Occupational Exposure Bands), how and by whom they are established, and their use and appropriate communication to support worker safety when handling highly potent APIs.

Understanding OEBs and how to use and communicate them will support adequate control of exposure to APIs in the workplace and subsequent protection of workers.

Speakers:

  • Martin Kohan, Managing Toxicologist at SafeBridge Europe, Ltd.

This webinar will be recorded.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Type
Webinar
Date
28 Nov 2023 15:00–16:00 Amsterdam
Language
English
This event is in the past
This event was published on 20 November 2023
PSCI Webinar: Improving Exposure Decisions

PSCI Webinar: Improving Exposure Decisions

Webinar | 7 Dec 2023 16:00–17:00 Amsterdam

As OEHS practitioners, our ability to protect workers is highly dependent on our ability to make accurate exposure risk decisions. If our decisions are wrong, we may leave at-risk workers inadequately protected, or waste limited resources on unnecessary controls. It is therefore critical that we develop our knowledge and validate our competency in the skills needed to ensure accurate exposure risk decision-making.

AIHA has unique free tools, training, and assessment resources available to all OEHS practitioners to advance their competency and performance in the skills and knowledge necessary to make accurate decisions about worker exposure and exposure uncertainty. They are an opportunity for all OEHS practitioners making exposure risk decisions to advance their professional competency, no matter their specialty (IH, OH, S, E, etc.), degree (Associate, BS, MS, PhD, etc.), certification (CSP, CIH, QEP, etc.), or experience level (new graduate, early career professional, seasoned professional, etc.).

This webinar will be delivered by:

  • John Mulhausen, Global health and safety risk management expert

This webinar will be recorded.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Type
Webinar
Date
7 Dec 2023 16:00–17:00 Amsterdam
Language
English
This event is in the past
This event was published on 9 November 2023
PSCI Webinar: Gowning-De-gowning and PPE for Potent Compound Handling - Part 1

PSCI Webinar: Gowning-De-gowning and PPE for Potent Compound Handling - Part 1

Webinar | 12 Dec 2023 10:30–11:30 Amsterdam

Join us on December 12 10.30 - 11.30 CET

This webinar is the first of a 2 part series.

Part 1 will cover the importance of gowning and de-gowning in reducing API exposures and preventing migration of API contamination from API handling areas to the other areas (e.g., Personal Air Locks). Lessons learned from gowning, de-gowning and disposable Vs Reusable gowns and PPE will be discussed.

Part 2 will cover API zoning (Red, Yellow, Green), PPE including gloves (Latex Vs Nitrile), two pair of gloves to prevent surface contamination, respiratory protection including PAPR and Supplied Air Respirators with reusable air supplied hoods including cleaning and decontamination procedures. Date TBC.

Speakers:

  • Maharshi Mehta, President, International Safety Systems, Inc.
  • Ankit Sharma, Associate Director, International Safety Systems Inc.

Please note that by registering here you only do so for the first webinar in the series. Invitations for the second will be sent in due course.

This webinar will be recorded.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Type
Webinar
Date
12 Dec 2023 10:30–11:30 Amsterdam
Language
English
This event is in the past