Climate change

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has committed to playing its part in addressing climate change by undertaking work to establish a carbon footprint baseline to improve its environmental performance.

In a statement on Monday (July 18) the pharmacy regulator laid out what it called its vision “to have safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities”.

Stating that climate change creates health risks and exacerbates health inequalities, GPHC said: “We believe we all have a role to play in contributing to addressing climate change.”

It announced that it has just joined “a newly formed cross-regulatory group” formed to address issues such as “environmental sustainability”.

“At the GPhC we have brought together colleagues from across the organization to consider the environmental impact we have as an employer and as a regulator,” it declared.

“This is just the beginning of our journey. As our work progresses we want to work with all our stakeholders to understand their priorities and consider how we can all work together to make a contribution to addressing climate change,” the statement added.

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