Our Principles set the guidelines for ethics, labor, health and safety, environment and related management systems.
As a first step, PSCI created the Pharmaceutical Industry Principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management (the Principles), a ground-breaking piece of work, to articulate what the industry expects from the supply chain.
These Principles address five areas of responsible business practices: ethics, labor, health and safety, environment, and management systems.
In each area they set out the relevant practices any business operating within the pharmaceutical supply chain is expected to uphold.
All members are expected to support and incorporate the Principles into their supply agreements.
Our Implementation Guidance further clarifies the Principles in each of the five areas, provides a framework for improvement, and gives examples of how to meet the PSCI expectations.
Since the development of the Principles, PSCI has implemented them through two major work programs:
- The supplier audit collaboration program
- The supplier capability building program
We have also created the PSCI E-learning tool to help PSCI member companies and suppliers understand the PSCI Principles. This tool is available to access for the PSCI members and suppliers.