DHL certified for chemical transportation
- DHL Global Forwarding stations in Germany receive ISO and SQAS certification for quality and eco-friendly management
- Independent expert's report confirms quality, safety and environmental compatibility of chemical transportation
DHL Global Forwarding has received the ISO certification for the quality and environmental management of its chemical transportation in Germany. The facilities in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg and Bremen were also audited by SQAS requirements. The "Safety and Quality Assessment System" (SQAS) is a standard introduced by the European Chemical Industry Council CEFIC and assesses the quality, safety and environmental compatibility for the transportation and storage of chemicals by logistics service providers.
"The chemical industry is an important sector for our air and ocean freight business. We are continuously analyzing this industry's needs and implementing appropriate solutions. We plan to put further stations of DHL's European network through the SQAS certification process in the upcoming months", explains Volker Oesau, CEO Middle & Southern Europe, DHL Global Forwarding.
The DHL stations have been audited by the independent inspection company SGS AS via a standardized questionnaire. The SQAS standard puts emphasis on the safety and environmental aspects of the transportation and storage of chemicals and goes beyond ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 (quality and environmental management systems) requirements.
The re-certification of DHL Global Forwarding Germany's logistics stations is required every three years according to European guidelines. The results of the independent expert's reports are published on the CEFIC homepage, where potential customers can access information on the SQAS assessment of their logistics service provider.