World Courier Achieves Good Distribution Practice Certification across its Global Network

DQS certificate highlights the company’s global expertise and
commitment to good practices and quality standards throughout the supply

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Courier, a global leader in specialty logistics and a part of
AmerisourceBergen, today announced that it achieved Good Distribution
Practice (GDP) certification across its global network of 140-plus

Awarded by DQS, a leading certification body for management systems
worldwide, the certificate underscores World Courier’s commitment to and
compliance with quality management standards and international
requirements throughout the supply chain. The company received the
certification following a six–month long evaluation process, during
which a team of DQS auditors analyzed World Courier’s transportation,
handling and storage processes, and tested them against guidelines
outlined by the European Union (EU GDP Guidelines), United States
Pharmacopeia (USP 1079) and World Health Organization (WHO GDP). GDP
guidelines regulate the distribution of medicinal products from the
manufacturer to the patient.

World Courier is the first logistics company to attain global GDP
certification against three major GDP standards with international
implications and the only provider to hold a GDP certification with such
wide and global scope.

“As a company that’s committed to ensuring end-to-end product safety, we
are proud to be the first specialty logistics provider to achieve this
GDP-certification on such a global scale,” World Courier President Sam
Herbert said. “Stakeholders across the supply chain rely on us to
deliver GDP-compliant transport, storage and distribution solutions
worldwide. With the increased globalization of supply chains and the
emergence of high-value products, such as cell and gene therapies, there
is a heightened demand for strict quality and temperature control
measures to ensure product quality and integrity throughout
long-distance deliveries.

“At World Courier, our rigorous quality standards, expansive specialty
logistics expertise and flawless execution enables us to meet the
demands of today’s evolving market and optimize the supply chain for our

World Courier’s company-owned offices span more than 50 countries, with
14 investigational drug depots located in emerging markets worldwide.
The company adheres to a strict GxP policy – founded on the established
precepts of GDP, Good Storage Practice (GSP), Good Manufacturing
Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – to ensure product
quality and optimize the supply chain.

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving
services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of
thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock
producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial
success for their products. Through our daily work — and powered by our
20,000 associates — we are united in our responsibility to create
healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #11 on the Fortune 500,
with more than $150 billion in annual revenue. The company is
headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries.
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