The globalisation of the last decade has not brought a better distribution of work for all, but has promoted a monopolisation in those parts of the world where the conditions seemed best to achieve the highest returns. This has caused waste of resources and damage to the environment and living conditions of all the world’s citizens.

Global supply chains not only add to the environmental burden, but are an additional reason for shortages. Particularly affected by this for over 10 years has been the ever-worsening supply of medicines.