Annabel has experience in a range of subjects and sectors. Her main expertise is in ethical buying and sustainable supply chains. She’s worked with retail, healthcare and fashion clients on responsible sourcing of raw materials, ethical and environmental standards in manufacturing, and community impacts. She appreciates sound research, clear communication, and enjoys keeping abreast of the latest debate. She is also in charge of the PSCI Secretariat. Before Carnstone she spent two years working for the UK Government, in the Sustainable Development Unit at Defra, and then at DECC where she was involved in stakeholder engagement on climate change.
PSCI Annual Report 2020 Report
The 2020 PSCI Annual Report summarises the progress and achievements the PSCI have made in advancing responsible supply chain practices within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries over the past year.
Key developments in 2020 include:
- Growth in membership, with over 45 member companies now committed to the initiative and having adopted the PSCI Principles
- A new three-year strategy adopted to deliver our refreshed vision for excellence in safety, environmental, and social outcomes across the whole of the global pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chain
- Pioneering remote audit standards aligned with the PSCI Principles, now available to members on our community platform The Link, alongside valuable resources, news, and training materials
- Strengthened partnerships with our Indian and Chinese partners, recognizing the importance of those countries for the pharmaceutical supply chain
- Unprecedented levels of supplier engagement through two large-scale virtual supplier conferences in China and India, reaching 700+ supplier delegates
- Expansion of our Board to support the delivery of our ambitious strategy
- Measured improvement in PSCI member companies’ contribution to and use of PSCI resources to address supply chain issues.
Launching the ICRS Article
On 9th July, Carnstone helped launch the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) in the historic setting of the Guildhall. The packed event brought together over 200 people from business, academia, government and the third sector, to celebrate this landmark day in the history of our profession. Images from the event and more details about the ICRS can be found by visiting the article below.
As a relatively new industry, the corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) sector is still finding its feet, but this year, we are witnessing the emergence of a recognised profession. CRS is becoming a mainstream business activity in many parts of the world. Our fifth CRS Salary Survey helps shed light on the sector, the roles within it, organisational structures, gender split, responsibilities, education and qualifications, satisfaction, and – of course – pay. Undertaken in collaboration with Acre and Flag, this year we achieved a record 1,200 responses, a 42% increase on 2012. The results show a sector enjoying continued growth, maturity, and exceptionally high levels of satisfaction.
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New presence in São Paulo
Annabel Buchan, who joined Carnstone in 2011, has recently moved to São Paulo, Brazil. While we’re sad to lose her in the London office, Annabel will continue to work with us, advising existing clients and developing new relationships in South America.
Annabel’s main expertise is in ethical buying and sustainable supply chains, and she has progressed quickly from Junior Partner to Partner status. Annabel has also been instrumental in setting up and running several of our multi-client projects, including the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)
Annabel's presence in São Paulo means that Carnstone now serves clients from three continents, namely China, Brazil and the UK. We may be distributed geographically, but our focus is as clear as ever: offering the best sustainability advice and services money can buy. Até logo!
Promoting responsible supply chains in the pharmaceutical sector
- 16 July 2015
We are delighted to announce that Carnstone has been chosen to provide the secretariat for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI). The PSCI is a group of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies working together to promote responsible supply chain management and better business conditions across the industry. Their vision is to create better social, economic, health, safety and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain, including:
1. Fair and safe work conditions and practices
2. Responsible business practices
3. Environmental sustainability and efficient use of resources
You can find out more about the group on their new website – which we developed for them – by clicking the link below.