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Information on PSCI and resource materials on pharmaceutical supply chain sustainability

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Chemical Hazards

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Each chemical is different from the next one and therefore each chemical has different characteristics that help define the hazards that may be present.

Physical Hazards

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Physical hazards are those hazards arising from work-related tasks as well as from the physical environment in which work is being performed.

Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Program

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The purpose of the non-ionizing radiation safety program is to ensure the safe use of Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR) sources and to meet the expectations of the Standards.

Safe Handling of New Molecular Entities

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Pharmaceutical Industry’s Approach to Safe Handling of New Molecular Entities.

Confined Space Fatality - Investigation Report

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Example of a document produced after a fatality.

Handling Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients - Safebridge

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Equipment containment performance: Potent and highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients have the potential to cause serious health effects in workers at very low airborne concentrations. The use of containment equipment as part of a systematic approach to potent compound safety is advised to control worker exposure. However the containment performance of equipment can not be assumed, evaluation of containment performance, using a standardised approach, should be adopted.

Overview and Industrial Hygiene Management Systems

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An overview of Industrial hygiene and hazard assessment in the workplace.

External Manufacturing EHS Best Practices

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This paper provides an overview of some of the current best practices which have been developed for external manufacturing for both the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries.

Plastic Chemical and Condition Compatibility Chart

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This chart is provided as a general guide for plastic chemical and condition compatibility.

OSHA - Small Business Handbook

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This handbook is provided to owners, proprietors and managers of small businesses by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. It should help small business employers meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), and achieve an in-compliance status before an OSHA inspection.

Find an EHS Consultant

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The Premier Directory of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Consulting Professionals.

Transparency International on Adequate Procedures

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The UK Bribery Act, which was passed in 2010, introduces an offence of corporate failure to prevent bribery. The defence for a company against this liability is to prove that it had adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. This Guidance from Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is designed to assist companies to comply with the Bribery Act by providing clear, practical advice on good practice anti-bribery systems that in TI-UK's opinion constitute 'adequate procedures' for compliance with the Bribery Act.

Animal Studies

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The link provides Bayer’s principles for animal welfare and animal testing and their responsibility for the safety of our products and thus for people, animals and the environment, and the well-being of laboratory animals.

Business Code of Conduct

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The Novo Nordisk Way, an example of the Business Code of Conduct.

Best Management Practices for Leak and Spill Control

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Keeping a facility clean helps improve productivity and employee morale. In addition, it
presents a positive image to customers, stakeholders and the community. A clean facility can also help ensure greater compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations. Leaks and spills can happen anywhere – from the front office to the shipping dock; and beyond. These spills create waste and can lead to costly environmental fines - especially if the spill leaves the facility. Leaks and spills can also contribute to worker injuries, causing piles of medical bills, workman’s compensation claims and lost work time.

Water Position

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An example is Bayer's “Science For A Better Life” where they promise innovative solutions to global economic, ecological and social challenges. The availability of fresh water is a growing concern around the world. Water is not only essential for life on earth but also for many industry sectors of the global economy and for us as a pharmaceutical and chemical company with energy and water intensive operations.

Climate Change Position

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An example is Novo Nordisk's climate strategy, which is developed in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. It includes all scope 1 and 2 emissions within operational control and scope 3 emissions that are significant in size or significant from a stakeholder perspective. Towards 2020 their focus is on reporting and reducing emissions from global production sites, company cars, product distribution and business travel.

http://www.novonordisk.com/about-novo-nordisk/novo-nordisk-in-brief/positions/climate-change.html

Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) Tools

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A wide range of tools designed by GEMI to help companies improve the environment and provide business value.

Process Mass Intensity Calculation Tool

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The PMI Calculator enables you to quickly determine the PMI value by accounting for the raw material inputs and bulk API outputs of a process.

Updated Version - http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/greenchemistry/industriainnovation/roundtable/Convergent-PMI-Tool.xlsx

Process Mass Intensity Calculator Presentation

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The PMI Calculator enables you to quickly determine the PMI value by accounting for the raw material inputs and bulk API outputs of a process.

Updated Version - http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/greenchemistry/industriainnovation/roundtable/Convergent-PMI-Presentation.pptx

Solvent Selection Guide

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The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Solvent Selection Guide .

Update: Another selection guide (2015) has been published as a scientific paper. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2016/gc/c5gc01008j

Joint Audit Process Diagram

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Through the application of the PSCI Principles, better social, economic and environmental outcomes will result for all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain. As an industry, we will focus our efforts on positive social and environmental changes, and building supply chain capacity.

Shared Audit Process Diagram

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Through the application of the PSCI Principles, better social, economic and environmental outcomes will result for all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain. As an industry, we will focus our efforts on positive social and environmental changes, and building supply chain capacity.

Antitrust Policy

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The PSCI operates in compliance with the antitrust and competition laws of all applicable countries, including the United States (both state and federal) and European Union. To that end, PSCI has drafted these competition guidelines to serve as a general code of conduct for PSCI as well as its constituent members.

Guidance For Implementing The Principles

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The Implementation Guidance Document provides examples of business practices and performance related to the Principles.

The Principles

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The Pharmaceutical Industry Principles for Responsible Supply Chain Management set the standard for ethics, labor, health and safety, environment and related management systems. The Principles may be voluntarily supported by any business in the pharmaceutical industry.

ILO Combating Forced Labor: A Handbook for Employers & Business

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This sample checklist is designed for compliance personnel operating in companies or third party organisations providing services to companies. The aim of this checklist is to help compliance personnel perform better assessments.

Global Social Compliance Tool

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The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business‐driven programme for companies whose vision is to harmonise existing efforts in order to deliver a shared, global and sustainable approach for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions across categories and sectors in the global supply chain.

3M Respirator Selection Guide

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The 3M™ Respirator Selection Guide includes a list of chemicals for which 3M respirators can be recommended. This information can be used to supplement general industrial hygiene knowledge.

Flexible Materials

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Flexible Materials slideshow from the IH & Containment Conference.

J&J Risk Based Exposure Assessment Process

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"The J&J Risk Based Exposure Assessment Process" slideshow from the IH & Containment Conference.

Quantitative Risk Assessment

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Quantitative Risk Assessment slideshow.

Flexible Containment Solutions

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"Flexible Containment Solutions" slideshow.

Flexible & Contained Transfer Solution for Powders

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"Flexible and Contained Transfer Solution for Small Powder Quantities" slideshow.

Qualitative Risk Assessment (API & Chemicals) RBEAC Guideline

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"Qualitative Risk Assessment (API & Chemicals) RBEAC Guideline" slideshow.

Laboratory Animal Allergy Program

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"Laboratory Animal Allergy Program" slideshow.

Controlling exposures to API

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PowerPoint from ISPE on controlling exposure to Active Pharmaceutical Agents.

Guidelines for Process Safety Management - Mandarin Chinese

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Guidelines for process safety management of petrochemical corporations.

Code of Ethics

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This Code of Ethics defines Sanofi-Aventis expectations when conducting business. It is provided as a resource to guide its employees in dealing with issues, both inside and outside the Group, that may be encountered as part of day to day functional responsibilities.

HMG Guidance on UK Bribery Act 2010

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Guidance about procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing.

Environmental Handbook - Danish Environment Ministry

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A practical handbook for suppliers and sub-suppliers on good environmental practices, prepared by the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) in cooperation with COWI and the Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises as part of a joint project between DIEH and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

Supplier Relations Charter

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The sanofi-aventis charter: The purpose of the Supplier Relationships Charter is to clarify the rules of conduct that must be respected by all Group collaborators in their relations with suppliers. The Charter supplements the Group’s Code of Ethics, in particular as concerns the Group’s image and reputation, integrity, ethical conduct and freedom from conflicts of interest. The Charter defines and sets Procurement rules of conduct that must be respected by all Group employees at all points of interaction with suppliers.

Example Qualitative chemical risk assessment Cork

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Example Qualitative chemical risk assessment Cork

Chemical hazard communication

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Working safely with chemicals

Basic Informatoin for OEL PBOEL-HHC IPI and API

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Basic Informatoin for OEL PBOEL-HHC IPI and API

Quantitative Exposure Assessment

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Chemical Risk Assessment & Exposure Monitoring
Quantitative Risk Assessment

Qualitative Exposure Assessment

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Chemical Risk Assessment & Exposure Monitoring
Qualitative Chemical Risk Assessment

Personal Protective Equipment - basic training

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"Personal Protective Equipment" PowerPoint

General Hygiene Practices

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PowerPoint on good hygiene practices.

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