DHL Global Forwarding successfully renews IATA CEIV Pharma certification


DHL Global Forwarding has been recertified to the CEIV Pharma Standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) globally. The central association for aviation attests to the highest service and quality standards through uniform processes and a compliant network.

“A resilient and highly efficient transport network, tailored to the specific needs of the Life Sciences and Health Care industry, has never been more crucial than today. Therefore, we are delighted to have received not only the re-certification for IATA CEIV Pharma on a corporate level, but also IATA’s approval for our training program ‘DHL Life Sciences Specialist’,” stated Thomas Mack, Head of Global Air Freight DHL Global Forwarding.

Nina Heinz, Global Head of Network & Quality, Temperature Management Solutions at DHL Global Forwarding said, “For years, the number of regulations and requirements has been steadily increased in the life sciences and healthcare industry in general, especially regarding product transportation and storage. Although we at DHL have been a leader in ideas and innovation in the industry for a long time, we recognise that there is always room to improve. With our renewed IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, we are both clearly demonstrating our continued emphasis on constantly enhancing our service quality and showcasing that we are a reliable partner for transporting vital and temperature-sensitive products.”

As the leader in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry, DHL provides its employees in all levels and functions around the world with vital tools to understand and meet customers’ and regulatory expectations.

By providing a specialised training program, IATA regulation standards were implemented at scale in key GxP (good practice) facilities worldwide. The CIF Certified Life Sciences Specialist (CLSS) program provides a comprehensive curriculum of mandatory trainings, functional courses, and material to unlock the knowledge of this specialized industry. All designated employees handling and involved in Life Sciences & Healthcare shipments have successfully completed the training and are certified Life Science Specialists. This ensures that sensitive shipments are handled with utmost care and in compliance with the highest industry standards.


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