Created upon request from shippers of healthcare products and in response to industry guidance, the Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality program (QEP) formally recognizes freight forwarder and airline stations who meet industry standards (GDP) for managing Envirotainer container shipments.
Envirotainer launched the award-winning QEP in 2007 to promote the safe handling of pharmaceutical shipments. QEP has led the way for other pharmaceutical handling certification programs and has, together with some of the largest companies within the logistics industry, educated numerous people along the cold chain. The effect has been to both promote Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and standardize the safe handling of Envirotainer containers.
|QEP basic°||QEP advanced°||QEP expert°|
|Personnel training||Every 2 yr.||Every 2 yr.||Every 1 yr.|
|Quality management system||✔||✔||✔|
|No. of containers handled / month||≥ 5||≥ 15|
|GDP or CEIV certification||✔|
The full requirements of the QEP Program are defined in the QEP Participant Briefing.