Swiss WorldCargo reaches 36 QEP accredited stations
June 07, 2018: Swiss WorldCargo now has 36 QEP (Qualified Envirotrainer Providers) accredited stations, comprised of QEP Basic, Advanced and Expert levels.
As the carrier’s 31 stations have received the QEP Advanced accreditation, Swiss WorldCargo has the highest number of stations with this distinction. Alongside this, the airline’s Zurich hub has recently been recognised as a QEP Expert station, based on its GDP compliance and CEIV certification.
“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,” said Susanne Wellauer, head of Vertical Industry Pharmaceutical and Healthcare.
The programme that was launched over 10 years ago has led the way for other pharmaceutical handling certification programmes 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 standardise the safe handling of Envirotainer containers.
“The QEP programme 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."