The Institute of Packaging Professionals ( and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) ( have signed an agreement in which GSK will license IoPP’s Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online course. This partnership will include a program for those who wish to become IoPP Certified Packaging Professionals.

“Thank you to the IoPP team for enabling this historic moment. We will cherish this partnership for years to come as we strengthen and expand our packaging team’s core knowledge and capabilities,” says Sriman Banerjee, head of packaging development at GSK.

GSK becomes the latest organization to license IoPP’s Fundamentals online course, joining companies including TricorBraun, Kraft Foods, General Mills, Clorox, Ecolab, SGS International, Berlin Packaging and more.

“IoPP is thrilled with this very significant partnership with GSK, which we anticipate will be ongoing,” says Jim George, IoPP’s director of education. “The training will certainly strengthen the already terrific work done by GSK’s packaging department and further enhance GSK reputation as a leading multinational consumer products company. For IoPP, the agreement builds further awareness for our globally recognized Fundamentals training program and our Certified Packaging Professional program.”

IoPP’ s Fundamentals online course catalog, at, comprises 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging. Courses may be purchased individually or in topic bundles, and also in bulk through a corporate license.