Swiss WorldCargo reaches 36 QEP accredited Stations - Envirotainer

Swiss WorldCargo reaches 36 QEP accredited Stations

June 7, 2018

Envirotainer RKN e1 containers on tarmac

Envirotainer launched the award-winning QEP program over 10 years ago to promote the safe handling of pharmaceuticals. QEP has led the way for other pharmaceutical handling certification programs and has, with approximately 40 participating companies, educated tens of thousands of individuals at more than 730 participating stations across the world. The effect has been to promote strong distribution practices and standardize the safe handling of Envirotainer containers.

Envirotainer today announced that Swiss WorldCargo now has 36 QEP accredited stations, comprised of QEP Basic, Advanced and Expert levels. With 31 stations receiving the QEP Advanced accreditation, Swiss WorldCargo has the highest number of stations with this distinction within the industry. Alongside this, the airline’s Zurich hub has recently been recognized as a QEP Expert station, based on its GDP compliance and CEIV certification.

Bourji Mourad, Head of Global Partner Management at Envirotainer, said “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) program.”  

“This is another very important milestone for Swiss WorldCargo on our pharma road-map,” said Susanne Wellauer, Head of Vertical Industry Pharmaceutical and Healthcare. “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.”

“The QEP program and its participants serve to protect the safe delivery of Pharmaceuticals for the benefit of the patient,” said Chris Fore, Compliance Manager at Envirotainer. “QEP is both a benchmark and a means by which we engage our partners to provide consistent service and fulfill Good Distribution Practice requirements from Pharmaceutical companies. It helps pharmaceutical companies identify potential hazards and control the subsequent risks.”

About Envirotainer
Envirotainer is the global market leader in secure cold chain solutions for the pharmaceutical supply chain. The company develops, manufactures and offers leasing of innovative container solutions, including validation, support and service, for pharma products that require a controlled environment.

Thanks to a truly global presence with the world’s largest active container fleet, the most extensive network and more than 30 years of industry expertise, Envirotainer is able to meet the customers' need for innovative and reliable solutions - available from any location to any destination.

The company operates through an open, global network of airlines and forwarders and the headquarters is located outside of Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit www.envirotainer.com

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