GDP Passport Holder Profiles


GDP Passport Holder Profiles

Safer and Smarter Ingredient Distribution for Life Sciences and Medicinal Products in Europe

Delivering on logistics and supply chain safety and reliability by managing every detail with the utmost care and quality assurance.

The quality of a medicinal treatment in whatever finished form it is, solid or liquid, is dependent on the integrity of the ingredients used in its production.  Ingredient integrity must remain intact at every point in the supply chain from end to end and must be done so safely. When it comes to serving the pharmaceutical market, quality, safe handling and distribution of ingredients are extremely important. As one of the leading global distributors in Europe and beyond, Univar Solutions’ goal is to deliver on both—safely maintaining the requirements and multi-faceted specifications on every shipment and upholding product integrity throughout every link in the supply chain from origin to our customers’ dock or destination.


How do you go about establishing a high-quality and effective supply chain network across the challenging and diverse markets of Europe? How can you make the process inherently safer and deliver on product integrity and required specifications on every shipment? What does it take to establish safe operational and transport practices and storage sites compliant with GFSI certification, EU GMP, API registration and other quality assurance protocols? Pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturers rely on the answers to these questions. In meeting these market requirements, Univar Solutions has an unrivalled supply chain network designed to deliver on the integrity requirements of the pharmaceutical market safely. Univar Solutions has been certified as an IEA GDP Passport holder—formal certification from the IEA and Life Sciences Ireland, demonstrating adherence to GDP regulations and best practices in safety and quality.



“We have specialized teams throughout the region, who work specifically in each European nation focused on the intricate points of differentiation in the pharmaceutical business. This underscores our reliability as a strategic life sciences partner who understands each unique business and supply chain needs.” said James Peterson, global vice-president for pharmaceutical ingredients at Univar Solutions.

Univar Solutions holds top accreditations for pharmaceutical ingredient distribution, including ingredient storage, repacking and registration certifications at more than 100 sites across Europe. All of its facilities hold the Quality Management System ISO 9001 and numerous are accredited to various global standards, regulations and requirements. In addition, its operational sites are assessed and audited on a 3-year cycle against their own Global Assessment Audit program.


Safe transport and storage of products, safe operational practices and safe working conditions enable the organization to keep the pharmaceuticals supply chain moving. In Europe, Univar Solutions is a member of the European Association of Chemical Distributors and has taken the Responsible Care® Guiding Principles one step further by introducing an internal site assessment program that incorporates adherence to European-wide safety standards to enable the sharing of good practices.


Quality control and product reliability is the key to a successful supply chain and security, delivering excellence – smarter and safer. Learn more about Univar Solutions’ pharmaceutical ingredients services here.


Click here to learn more about the IEA’s GDP Passport Programme.