Swiss WorldCargo awarded Envirotainer QEP at 36 stations

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Swiss WorldCargo now has 36 Envirotainer QEP accredited stations, with 31 of the stations receiving the QEP Advanced accreditation.

Envirotainer launched the QEP programme over 10 years ago to promote the safe handling of pharmaceuticals, with 40 companies participating, educating tens of thousands of individuals at more than 730 stations around the world.

The programme is designed to promote strong distribution practices and standardise the safe handling of Envirotainer containers.

Envirotainer head of global partner management, Bourji Mourad says: “Swiss WorldCargo demonstrates their commitment to providing best-in-class services to their customers, and the pharmaceutical industry by promoting best practices and industry standards, such as the Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) programme. The commitment by teams on both sides is very encouraging and we expect such announcements to continue.”

Swiss WorldCargo head of vertical industry – pharmaceutical and healthcare, Susanne Wellauer adds: “This is another very important milestone for Swiss WorldCargo on our pharma road-map. It clearly shows the expertise of our teams and our ability to handle Envirotainer shipments in accordance with the industry standard Goods Distribution Practice.

“The QEP expert level of our Zurich hub is a clear evidence of our premium SWISS quality that extends through the whole Swiss WorldCargo network of 31 QEP advanced stations.”

Envirotainer compliance manager, Chris Fore says: “The QEP programme and its participants serve to protect the safe delivery of Pharmaceuticals for the benefit of the patient.

“QEP is both a benchmark and a means by which we engage our partners to provide consistent service and fulfil Good Distribution Practice requirements from Pharmaceutical companies. It helps pharmaceutical companies identify potential hazards and control the subsequent risks.”

Swiss WorldCargo has 36 QEP accredited stations comprised of QEP Basic, Advanced and Expert levels.

In addition, its Zurich hub has been recognised as a QEP Expert station based on its GDP compliance and IATA CEIV Pharma certification.