Jones Healthcare Group Joins the Sustainable Medicines Partnership
The SMP is a not-for-profit private-public collaboration executing projects to make the use of medicines more sustainable and less wasteful.
Jones Healthcare is a global provider of advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions. In its collaboration within the SMP, the company will use its century of regulated healthcare packaging expertise, innovative technologies, and patient focus to make meaningful impacts in the areas of sustainable packaging and digitization.
“We’re excited to join the SMP with other global changemakers to tackle critical sustainability issues of medicines – both related to the environment and to the health and well-being of patients and consumers. We share a vision to create a better, more sustainable future with science-based solutions, and we look forward to making continued progress with SMP.”
– Christine Jones Harris, Principal, Corporate Development at Jones Healthcare
As a first focus, Jones Healthcare will work with SMP to develop multi-platform frameworks including digital-first prototypes for medicines information, leveraging smart packaging technology. The goal of this work is to reduce the environmental and financial cost of today’s paper information leaflets by creating alternative, patient-centred, digital approaches.
The company will also contribute to work related to sustainable packaging innovations that are less wasteful, more standardized, and more recyclable, including medication adherence packaging.
“Jones Healthcare brings diverse insights and capabilities to the SMP through its broad and deep knowledge of the over-the-counter and prescription medicines supply chain, from manufacturing, primary and secondary packaging, all the way to medication dispensing. Moreover, Jones Healthcare has a long track record in sustainability, and we are very pleased they have joined the Sustainable Medicines Partnership”
– Nazneen Rahman, YewMaker CEO, SMP Director.
About the Sustainable Medicines Partnership
The SMP is a not-for-profit, private-public, multi-stakeholder collaboration. Through executing priority actions, the Sustainable Medicines Partnership aims to stop the avoidable waste of medicines and medicines packaging – reducing healthcare emissions and increasing health equity globally. For more information, please see www.yewmaker.com/smp
YewMaker builds science-based, scalable concepts and solutions that make healthcare more sustainable. YewMaker is the initiator and executive lead of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership. www.yewmaker.com