SustainabilityResponsible business choices preserve the future
A responsible business has a positive impact on the economy, society and planet; and at PFSCM we believe that responsible business practices are the foundation for a sustainable organization. To drive sustainability we measure and evaluate all our processes and use data to make sound decisions based on facts. Our ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System guides us in continuously improving our work to deliver cost-effective, environment-friendly and enduring supply chain solutions.
Our sustainability commitments:
We save our clients time and money by implementing best practices, and proven strategies for the procurement and delivery of products. The returns are recuperated by donors and reinvested into health programs
We only buy products that are fit-for-purpose, lasting and meet strict quality requirements; and we partner with 3PLs who calculate and report their logistics emissions, and embrace emission reducing techniques.
We strive for equity, diversity and inclusion and have developed policies to help us achieve this goal. We are also dedicated to understanding and improving social aspects that affect the well-being of our staff.
PFSCM Sustainability Strategy:
Sustainability is essential to achieving PFSCM’s mission to improve the health and well-being of people in low- and middle-income countries through equitable access to quality and affordable health products. We improve access to medicines and health products in these areas while doing our part to ensure a lasting, positive impact on the communities and the environment in which we operate.
As a leader in public health supply chain management, we recognize that climate change, social inequalities and poor governance can erode progress made in the pursuit of efficient health programmes, resulting in poorer health outcomes for the most vulnerable, and lost resources for our customers. Conversely, by actively addressing and mitigating these challenges, we can leverage our leadership position to avoid negative consequences and contribute to a climate positive, socially just and prosperous future for all.
A commitment to sustainable practices has long been at the heart of our work, as evidenced by our active participation in the UN Global Compact and alignment with relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Click on the image or button on the right to read PFSCM’s 2023/24 Sustainability Strategy. Our 2022 Sustainability Strategy is also available here.
PFSCM Sustainability Report:
Under our Governance objectives in our strategy, we are committed to sharing the progress made against our goals. In line with that commitment, we are proud to publish our Sustainability Report, which is the culmination of the work carried out under the 2022-2023 strategy.
Overall, in 2022, we deepened our understanding of the health supply chain sustainability issues that affect us, our clients, and ultimately patients dealing with COVID-19, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. We leveraged data to measure our current environmental and social impact and will use these baselines to set targets and plan for how to meet those.
While this report captures our progress over the last year, our next publication will specify our Sustainability Strategy for the remainder of the year, 2024, and possibly beyond.
PFSCM is a participant of the UN Global Compact:
PFSCM is a participant of the UN Global Compact and we have taken practical actions to support the UN Global Compact Principles. We have consciously reworked our ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System to include the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in our documented Standard Operating Procedures, Working Instructions, Policies, and Guidelines. Our processes and procedures have repeatedly been inspected to ensure the organization advances the UN Global Compact Principles. We align ourselves with Sustainable Development Goals by only working with suppliers and 3PLs who share our vision and commitment to economic, environmental and social sustainability.
PFSCM sustainability impact infographic 2022:
PFSCM recognizes the challenges of climate change, social inequalities, and poor governance that can hinder the effectiveness of public health supply chains. PFSCM is taking proactive steps to address these challenges and promote sustainable and equitable health supply chains.
PFSCM sustainability impact animation 2022:
Our mission is to improve access to quality, affordable health products in a sustainable way. Meeting present-day’s needs while not depleting future resources.
PFSCM serves donors, governments, NGOs and other humanitarian organizations. As a procurement services agent and 4PL, we help our clients to improve access to quality, health products in low- and middle-income countries. This mission touches on many aspects of the global health supply chain, and offers us the opportunity to be involved in the advancement of several Sustainable Development Goals. While sourcing, moving and storing health products we influence the development of infrastructure, policies and systems that are essential for: Good Health and Wellbeing (3), Responsible Consumption and Production (12), Climate Action (13) and much more.
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