FIP SustainabilityRx: A sustainable future for pharmacy, people and our planet
Sustainability in pharmacy
SustainabilityRx is FIP’s programme of work that supports the progress and implementation of FIP Development Goal 21 ‘Sustainability in Pharmacy’. Sustainability as a concept in ingrained in global development. Successful development has to be sustainable. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are in fact ‘sustainable’ goals after all. This only emphasizes the importance of DG21 sustainability in pharmacy. In pharmacy, sustainability spans across workforce and education, practice and science – and extends beyond environmental issues. FIP established SustainabilityRx in recognition of the importance of this in transforming and developing pharmacy globally, regionally and locally. This FIP micro-site focuses on showcasing our sustainability programme of work through three key priority areas: environment and planetary health; responding to disasters and pandemics; and sustainable services.
FIP Development Goal 21 [w]
Workforce & education Element
Strategies and systems in place that utilise the workforce to enhance sustainable pharmacy and services.
FIP Development Goal 21 [p]
Policies, regulations and strategies to ensure the sustainability of the environment and minimise the impact of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practice, but also the appropriate mechanisms to ensure the sustainability of pharmacy practice itself, through appropriate remuneration models for pharmaceutical services.
FIP Development Goal 21 [s]
Scientific strategies and policies in place to maintain consistent supply of medicinal products throughout lifecycle while limiting negative consequences for the environment.