Release Date: 05 July 2016
Release ID: 5867
Hactl has successfully completed its WHO Good Distribution Practices (GDP) audit, with no non-compliances or observations. It is the third successive year in which Hactl has passed the audit with a perfect score.
Hactl was the first cargo handler in Hong Kong to attain WHO GDP accreditation; the initial and subsequent audits have been conducted by leading independent global standards auditor SGS.
The WHO GDP audit once again included exhaustive examination of Hactl’s staff competence, premises, equipment, processes, quality control system and hygiene standards. It confirmed that Hactl’s entire cold chain management system continues to conform to its specified standards and those of the relevant GDP legislation and guidelines, and that the company continues to adhere to its stated policies, objectives and procedures.
Says Hactl Manager – Quality Assurance, Benny Siu: “To drive continuous improvement in pharma products handling at Hactl, we have not only complied with the WHO GDP standard, but have also built IATA Temperature Control Regulations (TCR) recommendations, the most stringent requirements of our customer airlines and industry best practice into every area of our processes.”
Hactl’s GDP accreditation is based on its revolutionary “Golden Route” concept: a combination of specialised equipment and resources (such as thermal dollies) and expedited processes, that provide a constant-temperature, highest-priority service for pharma shipments. For imports, this enables Hactl to minimise the time taken from aircraft unloading to storage in temperature-controlled facilities, or hand-out to customers. For exports, the Golden Route also ensures pharma shipments are received, processed and loaded in the minimum time.
Concludes Siu: “We welcome the growing logistics market for pharmaceutical products, and the evolving standards that accompany it. Hactl is passionate about its pursuit of perfection in cold chain management, and will continue to push for ever-higher standards.”
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