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The PSCI Principles

The PSCI Principles

Organisational Information
26 Nov 2019

The 2019 revision of the PSCI Principles (PSCI Principles v2.0) was approved by the membership on Tuesday 12th November, 2019, at the Annual General Meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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

The Principles now include a specific reference to human rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, an enhanced ethics section, and new clauses on resource efficiency and sustainable sourcing.

The new version is currently available in English only. Translations will added in the coming weeks.

  • Ethics
  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Management Systems

Modern Slavery Webinar: Recording

Webinar Video Link
28 Oct 2019

This webinar initially aired on Thursday 24th October 2019.

In this webinar we explored what is meant by modern slavery, where it is found in the world and how it can be addressed in the pharma supply chain.

Our speaker covered the evolving legislative landscape for modern slavery as it relates to pharma, how to identify risks and case study examples of how to address them.

We were delighted to be joined by the following speaker:

  • Peter Nestor, Human Rights Manager at Novartis

You can access the slide deck here.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment
  • Wages, Benefits & Working Hours

Modern Slavery Webinar: Slide deck

Slides
28 Oct 2019

This webinar initially aired on Thursday 24th October 2019.

In this webinar we explored what is meant by modern slavery, where it is found in the world and how it can be addressed in the pharma supply chain.

Our speaker covered the evolving legislative landscape for modern slavery as it relates to pharma, how to identify risks and case study examples of how to address them.

We were delighted to be joined by the following speaker:

  • Peter Nestor, Human Rights Manager at Novartis

You can watch the recording here.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment
  • Wages, Benefits & Working Hours

Full PSCI SAQ & Audit Report Template for Core Suppliers, External Manufacturers, Component and Material Suppliers (WORD VERSION)

Document
29 Jul 2019

MS Word version of the PSCI Self Assessment Questionnaire and Audit Report Template for Core Suppliers, External Manufacturers, Component and Material Suppliers.

Version 5, February 2019
Chinese translation added July 2019.

Select your preferred language from the options below
  • Ethics
  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Management Systems
  • Audit Programme

Abbreviated PSCI SAQ & Audit Report Template for Service Providers & General Manufacturers (WORD VERSION)

Document
7 Feb 2019

WORD VERSION
Abbreviated PSCI Self Assessment Questionnaire & Audit Report Template for Service Providers & General Manufacturers.

Version 5, February 2019

  • Ethics
  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Management Systems
  • Audit Programme

2018 China Supplier Conference Presentation Pack Day 1

Document
21 Sep 2018

Day 1 presentation pack from the 2018 Supplier Conference in Shanghai, China.

  • Ethics
  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Management Systems
  • Pharmaceuticals In The Environment
  • Anti-Microbial Resistance

Non-Discrimination, Roadmap

Document
9 Jul 2015

A strategy for non-discrimination.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Non-Discrimination

Non-Discrimination, Overview

Document
9 Jul 2015

An introduction to discrimination in the workplace.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Non-Discrimination

Non-Discrimination, Additional Resources

Document
9 Jul 2015

Further information on Non-Discrimination (Organisations, Reference Material).

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Non-Discrimination

Wages, Benefits and Working Hours, Additional Resources

Document
9 Jul 2015

Additional resources on wages, benefits and working hours.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Wages, Benefits & Working Hours

Wages, Benefits and Working Hours - Working Hours

Document
9 Jul 2015

Information regarding employee working hours.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Wages, Benefits & Working Hours

Wages, Benefits and Working Hours, Overview

Document
9 Jul 2015

An overview of employee wages, benefits and working hours.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Wages, Benefits & Working Hours

Freely Chosen Employment, Additional Resources

Document
9 Jul 2015

Further information on Freely Chosen Employment (Organisations, Reference Material)

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Specific Types of Forced Labor

Document
9 Jul 2015

A list with explanations of the different types of forced labor.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Freely Chosen Employment, What is Forced Labor?

Document
9 Jul 2015

An explanation as to what Forced Labour is.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Freely Chosen Employment, Overview

Document
9 Jul 2015

An introduction to freely chosen employment.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Verité Fair Hiring Toolkit for Suppliers

Link
9 Jul 2015

This Fair Hiring Toolkit offers tools, guidance, and approaches for suppliers to support the responsible recruitment and hiring of migrant workers in global supply chains.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Verité Fair Hiring Toolkit for Businesses

Link
9 Jul 2015

This Fair Hiring Toolkit offers tools, guidance, and approaches for businesses to support the responsible recruitment and hiring of migrant workers in global supply chains.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Freedom of Association, Overview

Document
9 Jul 2015

An introduction to the topic of Freedom of Association.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freedom Of Association

Freedom of Association, Additional Resources

Document
9 Jul 2015

Organisations and reference material relating to Freedom of Association.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freedom Of Association

ETI Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Link
9 Jul 2015

This briefing document seeks to explain clearly what freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining mean.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freedom Of Association

Fair Treatment, Additional Resources

Document
9 Jul 2015

Links to organisations involved in the fair treatment of employees, along with reference material.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Fair Treatment

Fair Treatment, Overview

Document
9 Jul 2015

An introduction to the issue of harassment in the workplace.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Fair Treatment

Child Labor & Young Workers, Additional Resources

Document
9 Jul 2015

Links to additional resources including organisations involved in ending child labor and reference material.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Child Labor & Young Workers

Child Labor & Young Workers, Sample Action Plan

Document
9 Jul 2015

An example of how to deal with child labor.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Child Labor & Young Workers

Child Labor & Young Workers, Overview

Document
9 Jul 2015

An introduction to child labor & young workers.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Child Labor & Young Workers

Tackling Child Labour - Danish Ethical Initiative

Link
9 Jul 2015

Information on tackling child labour in Global Supply Chains from the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Child Labor & Young Workers

UNICEF Resource on Child Labor Issues

Link
8 Jul 2015

UNICEF Resource on Child Labor Issues

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Child Labor & Young Workers

Labor - Overview and Management Systems

Document
8 Jul 2015

Companies should use a management system to facilitate continual improvement and compliance with labor standards.

  • Human Rights and Labor

General Resources

Document
8 Jul 2015

Resources including Organisations and Reference Material.

  • Human Rights and Labor

ESP - Practical Handbook on Business and Human Rights

Link
8 Jul 2015

The practical handbook on Business and Human Rights.

  • Human Rights and Labor

Transparency International on Adequate Procedures

Link
7 Jul 2015

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.

  • Ethics
  • Business Integrity & Fair Competition
  • Non-Discrimination
Guidance For Implementing The Principles

Guidance For Implementing The Principles

Document
24 Jun 2015

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

Select your preferred language from the options below
  • Ethics
  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Management Systems

ILO Combating Forced Labor: A Handbook for Employers & Business

Link
1 Jan 2015

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.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Freely Chosen Employment

Global Social Compliance Tool

Document
1 Sep 2013

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.

  • Human Rights and Labor

Human Rights Position

Document
1 Dec 2008

Example: Bayer's position on Human Rights and its commitments to implement them.

  • Human Rights and Labor