Swiss WorldCargo Receives QEP Accreditation for 36 Stations

Swiss WorldCargo Reaches QEP Accreditation for 36 Stations

Zurich-based Swiss WorldCargo recently received QEP accreditation for their 36th Station from Envirotainer, the world leader in secure cold chain solutions for the pharmaceutical supply chain.

All 36 stations now have some type of QEP Basic, Advanced and Expert level accreditation, with 31 of the 36 receiving the QEP Advanced accreditation. Swiss WorldCargo proudly boasts the highest number of stations with this distinction within the Air Cargo industry.

Envirotainer Head of Global Partner Management, Bourji Mourad 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. The commitment by teams on both sides is very encouraging and we expect such announcements to continue.”

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

She further added, “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 was devised and implemented by Envirotainer over 10-years ago to the safe handling of pharmaceuticals. QEP has become the benchmark for other pharmaceutical handling certification programs educating tens of thousands of individuals at over 40 companies in more than 730 participating stations throughout the world.

Envirotainer Compliance Manager, Chris Fore said, “The QEP program and its participants serve to protect the safe delivery of Pharmaceuticals for the benefit of the patient,” he further explained, “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.”