DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has successfully renewed three certificates of the DEKRA certification body for its integrated management system, and has obtained another one for occupational health and safety. The certificates demonstrate the high degree of compliance of DHL Freight's integrated management system with the requirements of the international industrial standards ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 50001 (energy management) and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety).
"We're delighted that in addition to renewing the certificates from last year, we were rewarded for our efforts in occupational safety with a further certificate - after all, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. The successful certification shows that our management process focused on the health and well-being of employees and subcontractors is compliant with the highest and most up-to-date international standards," says Dr. Thomas Vogel, COO DHL Freight and CEO DHL Freight DACH.
DHL Freight's integrated management system is certified according to a global matrix certification process carried out jointly with the independent certification body DEKRA. The four certificates apply to the entire DHL Freight business department. That means the system covers all 61 European DHL Freight units, including DHL Freight specialist units such as DHL FoodLogistics and DHL Global Event Logistics, and Unitrans network partners in Germany. Around 325 locations are certified under the umbrella of "National and international transport, logistics and customs services and consulting".
"Once again, DHL Freight has successfully certified its management systems, proving that it is able to meet the necessary requirements as a freight carrier at the highest level. We're very pleased that DHL Freight has done so well," says Dr. Rolf Kroekel, CEO of DEKRA Certification GmbH.
"The three renewed certificates for quality management, environmental management and energy management recognize us as a high-level, sustainable company and that is something we're very proud of. They are a tribute to our tireless efforts to protect the environment and reduce emissions and energy. They also confirm that endeavors to improve sustainability do not have to be in conflict with commercial success - on the contrary, the two can go hand in hand as they do at DHL," adds Daniel Schuemmer, Global Head of Certification Management, DHL Freight.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group