DHL Global Forwarding gets IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification

Independent audits and on-site training confirm DHL's high-quality standards at 33 stations worldwide

DHL Global Forwarding gets IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification
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DHL Global Forwarding has been re-certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for excellence in life sciences and healthcare transportation.

The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma standard award underlines DHL's commitment to consistent processes, a compliant network, and the highest quality standards in air freight, says an official release from DHL.

"We are very pleased to receive the renewed global certification according to the IATA CEIV Pharma standard and the recognition of our transport network for the specific requirements of the life sciences and healthcare industry," says Max Sauberschwarz, Head of Global Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding. "The award underlines the continuous improvement of our service quality and reliability as a partner for processing and transporting vital and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products."

Since 2016, DHL has certified its global stations to the IATA CEIV Pharma standard to ensure the highest standards in pharmaceutical logistics, the release added. "As a leader in the life sciences and healthcare industry, DHL provides its employees worldwide with the tools they need to meet customer and regulatory requirements."

Dominique Mayer, Global Head of GxP Compliance, DHL Global Forwarding says: "Increasing regulatory requirements in the life sciences and healthcare industry require constant adaptation in the storage, handling and transportation of products. With our renewed certification to the IATA CEIV Pharma standard, we demonstrate that we are continuously improving our service quality and are a reliable partner for the transportation of sensitive products via air freight."

Through independent audits and on-site training, DHL has obtained quality seals for its 33 strategic stations handling life sciences and healthcare air freight worldwide to raise the quality beyond the usual standards. "At DHL Global Forwarding, a dedicated Certified Life Sciences Specialist (CLSS) training is provided to all employees involved in life sciences & healthcare shipments. This mandatory training ensures that sensitive shipments at all 111 DHL Air GxP stations worldwide are handled in accordance with the highest industry standards."

DHL's cloud-based IT platform, LifeTrack, provides customers with transparent tracking and proactive monitoring of their shipments, the release added.

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