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Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

The EDQM is a leading organisation that protects public health by:

  • enabling the development,
  • supporting the implementation, and
  • monitoring the application

of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use. Our standards are recognised as a scientific benchmark world-wide. The European Pharmacopoeia is legally binding in member states.

Similarly, the EDQM develops guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantations and consumer health issues.


Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the basic human right of access to good quality medicines and healthcare and to promote and protect human and animal health by:


Our Core Values

We value, first and foremost, public health, scientific competence, integrity, objectivity and respect for the fundamental principles of the Council of Europe.

We are committed to working in partnership with regional, national and international agencies, authorities, institutions and industry associations for the wider benefit of all.

We are also committed to achieving, through continuous improvement, the highest quality in our products and services, for the benefit of our users, partners and employees.

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