Strategies for Sustainable Sourcing in Biopharma

Strategies for Sustainable Sourcing in Biopharma

By Paul Power, Biopharmaceutical Product Manager, NCC, discusses approaches to sustainable sourcing in Biopharma.

The importance of sustainable sourcing has become a key focal point for the biopharma industry. Year on year, we have noticed an increasing focus on sustainability, what was once a discussion topic is now being actioned by many leading manufacturers. At NCC we have been happy to assist our biopharma customers on this journey. Using an established and trustworthy partner like NCC can ensure that raw materials are of pharma quality, sustainably sourced and delivered on time and when required. Below we list some key sustainability approaches that can be implemented, to be clear this is not a complete list but rather a selection of strategies.

Sustainable strategies

  • Traceability and Transparency: Implementing robust traceability systems ensures that our customers know exactly where their raw materials originate. This allows potential sustainability risks to be identified and flagged. We provide complete full supply chain maps for the products that we offer, so that our customers can review the environmental impact of particular supply chain routes and together we can work to reduce the impact.
  • Partnerships with Sustainable Suppliers: Collaborating with a supplier focused on sustainability and customer requirements like NCC means having access to in-house sourcing expertise. We can assess vendors and provide a clear picture as to their sustainability ethos, as well as their ethical business and labour practices. Working with NCC, biopharma companies have a proactive partner that works on their behalf to encourage sustainability at every step when it come to sourcing raw materials.
  • Dedicated team working on sustainability: Our dedicated sourcing, logistics and compliance departments works hand-in-hand with our customers and suppliers, as well as with the relevant regulatory bodies. Ensuring that we and our customers have a clear picture on sustainability across an ever increasingly complex network of customers and raw material manufacturers. Actioning our customers sustainability targets across our wide supplier base.

Our product offering

At NCC we take pride in sourcing competitive and high quality biopharmaceutical raw materials that our customers require with an ever increasing focus on sustainability. We offer a wide range of products, including:

  • Biological Buffers
  • Growth Factors
  • Minerals & Nutrients
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids
  • Peptones

With over 50 years of experience, NCC Pharma Services has unrivalled expertise with sourcing, procurement, and delivery of quality raw materials. Working closely with trusted global manufacturers, our expanding portfolio of Biopharmaceutical products are designed for every phase of the production process, from upstream to downstream and formulation.

For more information, call Paul Power, Biopharmaceutical Product Manager; +353 87 258 7491 or fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

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