Japanese cargo carrier ANA receives IATA CEIV accreditation

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November 16, 2017: ANA has become the first Japan-based airline to be awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV) pharma certification.

CEIV is a globally recognised pharma product handling accreditation awarded to ANA's largest cargo operation located at Narita International Airport, Tokyo.

The CEIV pharma certification aims to provide a high-quality handling process, protecting the product quality during the transportation from environmental factors, such as temperature excursions. In order to obtain this certification, the applying company has to clear a check list comprises about stringent 250 stringent audits.

The certification encompasses existing pharmaceutical standards and guidelines including the European Union's Good Distribution Practice and the World Health Organization's Good Distribution Practices for pharmaceutical products.

In a bid to provide higher quality in handling and transporting pharmaceutical products, ANA implemented a plethora of enhancements in various areas, which includes organisational structure, training, quality management, and handling manual. Hence, it enabled ANA to become the first airline in Japan to receive this certification.

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