National Pharmacies deliver gold honours to supplier with green heart

National Pharmacies has recognised pharmaceutical organisation Viatris for ethical excellence with three separate Supplier of the Year awards.

The National Pharmacies Supplier of the Year Awards, held in Adelaide on 23 August, recognise quality, innovation and integrity among the organisation’s suppliers of pharmaceutical and health products in the categories of ethical, retail and optical excellence.

Among the 15 awards given, multinational pharmaceutical organisation Viatris claimed the top honours of Ethical Supplier of the Year for Commercial Terms, Ethical Supplier of the Year for Supply Chain and Rachel Pears, from Viatris, for Ethical Account Manager of the Year.

National Pharmacies and Viatris recently extended a joint blister pack recycling program, which aims to divert more than two million medication blister packs from landfills by the end of this year.

National Pharmacies Chief Executive Officer Vito Borrello said: “Our suppliers are an integral part of our success and are vital to the important role we play within our community.

“Acknowledging the efforts of everyone who works so hard is fundamental to our success. Well done to all our winners.”

National Pharmacies Retail Supplier of the Year, the Sapphire Group, picked up two awards in recognition of outstanding field support and training, exceptional communication and a commitment to growing business together. Queensland-based natural health science company Metagenics was recognised for excellence in the small supplier category.

Optical by National Pharmacies Supplier of the Year awards went to Zeiss for Commercial Terms, ProOptics for Supply Chain, Maui Jim for Communication and Service and The Elusive Miss Lou was recognised for Excellence (small supplier).

National Pharmacies Supplier 2023 Awards recipients

Ethical Supplier of the Year:

  • Commercial Terms – Viatris
  • Supply Chain – Viatris
  • Communication and Service – Arrotex
  • Recognition of Excellence (small supplier) – Generic Health
  • Account Manager – Rachel Pears from Viatris

2023 Optical Supplier of the Year:

  • Commercial Terms – Zeiss
  • Supply Chain – ProOptics
  • Communication and Service – Maui Jim
  • Recognition of Excellence (small supplier) – The Elusive Miss Lou
  • Account Manager – Cynthia Stanes from Frames Etc.

2023 Retail Supplier of the Year:

Commercial Terms – Haleon Australia Pty Ltd

Supply Chain – Sapphire Group

Communication and Service – Sapphire Group

Recognition of Excellence (small supplier) – Metagenics

Account Manager – Ruth Robinson from Clarins.

Text and feature image by: National Pharmacies. 

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