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How Pharma ERP can regulate Supply Chain in manufacturing industry?

How Pharma ERP can regulate Supply Chain in manufacturing industry? | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
What is the importance of the supply chain in the pharma manufacturing industry? And, how uniformly you can manage the supply chain in the manufacturing industry? An ineffective supply chain could disrupt the healing processes of patients and produce negative effects on public health. As your company’s success depends on you choosing the proper ERP. Without it, you’ll face difficulties to comply with all applicable rules. Or furthermore, you will not be able to maintain the degree of efficiency required to make a profit in a pharmaceutical industry where margins are barely achieved.

But to achieve that, the pharma manufacturers have to deal with their own set of supply chain challenges, including supply chain visibility, drug counterfeiting, and cold-chain shipping, among others. These challenges are complicated and can have economic, social, and even legal considerations.
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Reusable Shipping Technology Advances in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Reusable Shipping Technology Advances in the Pharmaceutical Industry | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it

Sustainable shipping technologies in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry have come a long way, offering significant supply chain benefits.

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AF-KLM-MP Cargo and Envirotainer eye more sustainable transport of pharma

AF-KLM-MP Cargo and Envirotainer eye more sustainable transport of pharma | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
Envirotainer, the global market leader in secure cold chain solutions for air transportation of pharmaceuticals and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo), the leading airline in pharmaceutical logistics, today announced their collaboration on Sustainability.

Envirotainer and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo each have a strong focus on sustainability and are pursuing multiple initiatives with a view to achieving more sustainable operations. Being long-term close partners, both organisations sought to strengthen the initiatives by collaboration.

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has approved the newly introduced Envirotainer Releye® container and is in the process of implementing it in its booking system as part of its product portfolio. The Releye provides outstanding environmental performance, delivering up to 90% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to available passive solutions, based on life-cycle analysis.
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Big demand for sustainability suite, says TCS

Big demand for sustainability suite, says TCS | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
TCS is working with clients across retail, financial services, pharma, manufacturing, automobile, consumer goods as well as group companies to offer these IoT-based solutions to track emissions and energy consumption, said Regu Ayyaswamy, global head, IoT and digital engineering, TCS.

“There is a lot of corporate board-level focus on sustainability. So, people are really looking at how they can grow their business sustainably. Three years back, everybody was working with minimum viable products but now customers have gone on scale,” he said.

A leading North American pharmacy retailer has deployed TCS Clever Energy to reduce emissions by 26% across thousands of its stores.

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Sustainability in Pharma | Pharmaceutical Technology

Sustainability in Pharma | Pharmaceutical Technology | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it

Environmental sustainability performance is one of the three pillars of ESG, measuring the energy a company consumes, the waste it generates, the natural resources it uses, and the consequences for ecosystems and habitats Momentum is on the side of the sustainability movement. Citizens, governments, regulators, and the media are turning the spotlight on corporations and demanding action. Companies in every sector, including pharma, will need to make concerted efforts to improve their performance across all three ESG measures.

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Pharma, climate change and COP26: taking stock of the industry's impact

Pharma, climate change and COP26: taking stock of the industry's impact | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
Taking stock of pharma’s environmental impact
But while the pharma industry of today is replete with ambitious carbon reduction targets and prominent shows of solidarity – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of COP26’s principal partners – there’s evidence that the sector has some way to go before it truly takes stock of its carbon footprint and wider environmental impact.

“The pharma industry appears to have conveniently hid behind its image of clean factories making life-saving drugs,” says McMaster University associate professor of engineering and chair of eco-entrepreneurship Lotfi Belkhir, who has been highly critical of pharma’s approach towards its own carbon impact. “Who cares about carbon footprint when you’re doing so much for humanity, right?”
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SoftGroup declares its commitment to increasing sustainable and responsible development

SoftGroup, the best-in-class end-to-end traceability technology provider in the CEE region, today declares its commitment to increase sustainable and responsible development by announcing its first edition of the Sustainability report 2020-2021. The company perceives objectives aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, containing sustainable action plans in the economic, environmental, and social fields.

The main areas of focus covered in the report include:

Commitments to improving wellbeing and healthy lives
Gender equality
Promoting productive employment and inclusion
Sustainable industrialization and digitalization
Revitalizing partnerships for sustainable development
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Trends that help in re-shaping the future of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Trends that help in re-shaping the future of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in 2021 will require Robust Solutions

Pharmaceutical SCM has become more unpredictable and basic in current digital world situation. It holds the life-saving guarantee of individuals and demands the participation of distinct partners. It includes pharma manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, customers, and regulatory agencies. Notwithstanding COVID-19, supply chains have significantly been disrupted owing to nation-wide limitations all around the world. This supply chain disturbance has left challenges in the pharmaceutical industry, require to reexamine supply chain management and robust solution.

The challenges of increased market demand and stricter legislation increase the demand for more efficient, flexible, and specific Pharmaceutical SCM software. Today, Pharma distributors must have to move products to their customers an exact time or faster while maintaining lower inventory levels. Also, Meta-Pharma – Pharmaceutical ERP software helps to improve supply chain management, customer relations, vendor agreements, identification of slow-moving, and out-of-stock items, and inventory data.
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The pharmaceutical industry can be the catalyst for a sustainable and resilient healthcare system in Greece

The pharmaceutical industry can be the catalyst for a sustainable and resilient healthcare system in Greece | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
SFEE and its member companies are committed to ensuring the sustainability of our healthcare systems by breaking barriers and silos and working together with policymakers to deliver outcomes to patients, society and the national economy, writes Olympios Papadimitriou.
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Glenmark Pharma secures position in Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index

Glenmark Pharma secures position in Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., has recently announced that the company has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), under the category of emerging markets for the third consecutive year in a row.

DJSI is one of the world's most respected and widely accepted sustainability benchmarks globally with only the top ranked companies in terms of Corporate Sustainability within each industry featured in the index.
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Gartner issues 2020 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings 

Gartner issues 2020 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings  | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it

Gartner, Inc. recently released its 12th annual Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, which recognizes companies across the healthcare value chain that advance healthcare by improving patient outcomes and controlling costs.

“2020 has proved to be a challenging year for healthcare and life sciences supply chains with the COVID-19 pandemic stressing many networks to their breaking point,” said Stephen Meyer, senior director analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice. “All supply chains had to make significant changes to the way they worked, both tactically and strategically.”

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CPhI calls on pharma companies to put sustainability at the top of their agenda

CPhI calls on pharma companies to put sustainability at the top of their agenda | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
The pandemic has required a rethink of how we do business: and CPhI Festival of Pharma is encouraging companies to prioritize sustainability efforts moving forward.
Momentum towards more sustainable solutions has been building over the last few years – think Greta Thunberg, climate strikes, David Attenborough, COP21 – and thus increasing scrutiny in the area.

And while the coronavirus pandemic may have grabbed the world’s attention in 2020, organizations like CPhI champion the opportunity to use the shake-up as a chance to reset the industry’s approach to the environment. For the pharma and biopharma industry, it’s a wide-reaching remit: covering everything from the carbon footprint of the supply chain to waste management.

“Challenging times call for great innovation,”​ notes CPhI. “Opportunities to accelerate market growth are hand-in-hand with social and environmental sustainability. ​Leading operations efficiency is one of the ways in which businesses can be cost-effective and contribute to a faster market recovery whilst building consumer loyalty.​

“One of the biggest challenges a company faces when embracing sustainability is finding the right information and resources. Look out for consumer trends and market updates at CPhI.”
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Novo Nordisk reaches 100% renewable electricity, sets 2030 net-zero target

The multinational was one of the first 53 companies to sign up to The Climate Group’s RE100 scheme, pledging to meet 80% of the electricity demands of its global estate with renewables by 2020 and to meet 100% as soon as possible.

This week, Novo Nordisk announced it had met that target after investing in a combination of onsite generation and corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) with generation arrays based locally to its facilities; and by shifting to 100% renewable electricity tariffs for facilities where these options were not viable.
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AstraZeneca, Honeywell partner to address climate change with new inhaler tech 

AstraZeneca, Honeywell partner to address climate change with new inhaler tech  | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it

UK-based global pharma company AstraZeneca and US consumer products company Honeywell have announced a partnership to build a new “next generation” inhaler with a propellant that reduces Global Warming Potential by more than 99%. 

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Social Sustainability in Pharma 

Social Sustainability in Pharma  | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
Social Sustainability performance is one of the three pillars of ESG. It assesses a company’s engagement with its workers, customers, suppliers, and the local community. It covers human rights, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, and community impact. Inattention to these factors can damage corporate brands and reputations and bring legal and regulatory penalties. Companies in every sector, including pharma, will need to make concerted efforts to improve their performance across all three ESG measures.
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Bormioli Pharma takes part in sustainable glass research

Bormioli Pharma takes part in sustainable glass research | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it

Bormioli Pharma has recently joined Glass Futures, a UK-based project that aims to develop a low CO2 emission approach to glass production.

The project, which will last ten years, will soon see the opening of a pilot furnace in the UK dedicated to the experimentation and application of these technologies.

"In a celebration year for glass, we are ready to confirm our role as innovators in the industry, with several concrete research and development initiatives," said Andrea Lodetti, CEO of Bormioli Pharma.

"This commitment is all the more important in a sector such as pharmaceuticals, where glass must not only contain, but also protect the therapeutic efficacy, and where the constant increase in production requires a serious rethinking of our responsibilities towards the environment."

Sustainability is a key pillar for Bormioli Pharma, which has committed to manufacturing 50% of its products using materials with low environmental impact by 2025.

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Cutting the carbon footprint of pharma’s supply chain

Cutting the carbon footprint of pharma’s supply chain | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
Pharma, like every other industry, has an impact on the environment – and in the face of a climate crisis, it has a responsibility to find ways to mitigate this harm. In a GlobalData survey conducted last year, 43% of respondents considered the environment the most pressing ESG (environmental, social and governance) issue for the pharmaceutical sector to address.

As members of an industry that emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive sector, drug companies must make a concerted effort to reduce the carbon footprint associated with getting their medicines to patients – but how?
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Novo Nordisk's quest for zero environmental footprint leads to recycling effort 

Novo Nordisk's quest for zero environmental footprint leads to recycling effort  | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
➤ Novo Nordisk has committed to zero CO2 emissions from its own global operations and transport by 2030 as part of its Circular for Zero strategy.

➤ In 2020, the drugmaker achieved its target of using 100% renewable power across its global production network.

➤ Novo Nordisk wants to see an industrywide approach to recycling pharmaceutical products and medical devices, according to the company's sustainability lead.
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A greener NHS, technology within pharma, digitising the NHS and more...

A greener NHS, technology within pharma, digitising the NHS and more... | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
In our first edition of 2022, we look to the future with how best to support and improve our health service. The NHS is set to continually grow and learn through digital innovation as well as further efforts made towards a sustainable way of working.

This magazine homes in on topics that are now more than ever vitally important to the healthcare sector as a whole, including: A greener NHS and building a better future, digitising the NHS and the future of technology within facilities and pharma.
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Packaging Technology Group (PTG) Launches Cold Chain Industry's First Extended-Duration Curbside Recyclable Shipper

Packaging Technology Group, Inc (PTG), a leading provider of thermal packaging solutions and services for the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sector, announced today the cold chain industry's first extended-duration, curbside recyclable thermal shipper. This new addition to PTG's award-winning TRUEtemp Naturals® Line maintains 2-8°C for 72 hours.

PTG's line of curbside recyclable & repulpable products used by several top-tier pharmaceutical companies offers an 80% decrease in overall environmental impact compared to a standard EPS shipper. PTG's team continues to roll out new TRUEtemp Naturals® products at various temperature ranges and durations. The newest innovative design is a cost-effective alternative to VIP and PUR shippers, which currently are subject to supply chain challenges, and not made with sustainable materials.

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Environmental sustainability in pharma industry has to be addressed: poll

Environmental sustainability in pharma industry has to be addressed: poll | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
As resource consumption grows, several industries including the pharmaceutical industry are under pressure to implement sustainable practices.

Verdict has conducted a poll to understand the sustainability areas that pharmaceutical industry needs to address the most.

Environmental sustainability was voted as the area that needs to be addressed the most by the pharmaceutical industry, according to 43% of the respondents. Climate change was considered as the most pressing environmental issue by 52% of the respondents who voted for environmental sustainability, followed by pollution (32%), natural resources (11%), and biodiversity (5%).
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Teva Sets Ambitious Long-Term Environmental Goals As Part of Renewed ESG Strategy

Teva Sets Ambitious Long-Term Environmental Goals As Part of Renewed ESG Strategy | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it

The company has committed by 2030 to:

Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33% versus 2017 levels to support efforts to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C, aligning with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.


Improve transparency of Scope 3 GHG emissions and increase engagement on climate issues with key suppliers throughout the value chain.


Increase energy efficiency by 10% and the total proportion of energy purchased or generated from renewable sources to 50%.

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Cedar Enhances Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility With Relaunch of Cedar Cares

Cedar Enhances Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility With Relaunch of Cedar Cares | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
Cedar Cares program will build better experiences for communities across the country, supporting nonprofits focused on healthcare access, climate change and education

Cedar, a leading patient engagement and financial technology platform, announced the relaunch of Cedar Cares, the company’s charitable initiative. Cedar Cares will amplify the mission of Cedar by supporting nonprofit organizations that are improving access to healthcare, tackling climate change and closing educational gaps.
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Working towards improving sustainability in pharma

Working towards improving sustainability in pharma | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
From vitamins to vaccines, the pharmaceutical industry is fundamental to enhancing the world’s health by advancing cutting-edge, innovative solutions and utilities like steam are vital in the manufacturing process. However, with reducing carbon footprint becoming an increasing focus for energy-intensive manufacturing processes, plant owners and operators are striving to reduce energy consumption and wastage.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have always been an integral part of pharmaceutical manufacturing, with organisations such as AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline estimating that HVAC demands accounted for 60-70% of their UK operations’ total energy consumption[1]. In fact, operating costs of industrial HVAC in cleanrooms tend to be between 20 and 100 times larger per square foot than those employed in typical buildings. With such large numbers in mind, it is understandable that reducing overall consumption and improving efficiency is an area of importance for plant managers and operators.
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Amping up its sustainability goals, Novartis targets carbon neutrality across supply chain by 2030

Amping up its sustainability goals, Novartis targets carbon neutrality across supply chain by 2030 | Sustainable Procurement & CSR News - Pharmaceutical Industry | Scoop.it
In the past year or so, Novartis has focused on better governance by tightening its ethics standards. Now the Swiss pharma is also working to improve its corporate image from an environmental perspective.

Novartis aims to become carbon neutral across its supply chain by 2030, replacing a previous goal targeting a carbon reduction of 50% from a 2016 baseline. And the supply chain goal comes on top of its target for carbon neutrality within its own operations by 2025. In the first half of 2020, the company had reduced or offset 14% of the carbon emissions within its own operations or from its power sources, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan told investors Tuesday.
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