Excellence is essential when you want to stand out. And for a company, doing things right means being one step above the competition. But how do we measure this excellence? One of the most wide-spread indicators are quality certificates. Obtaining them is both an achievement and an opportunity for growth.
Specifically, we are going to discuss essential accrediting documentation for the transport and logistics sector. This documentation guarantees compliance with standardised quality and safety standards, which Bilogistik takes very seriously, and that is why we have all the certifications we mention below.
ISO 39001 (Road Safety Management)
The ISO 39001 standard is the most recent certification Bilogistik has received. It is a very important standard for transport and logistics companies, since it is directly related to human lives. This is a standard that sets forth principles to comply with for Road Safety management.
This system aims to raise awareness and train staff on road safety, increasing safety and reducing the risk of accidents that jeopardise human lives. Some of the most common habits governing this system include strict use of safety belts, total respect for traffic regulations and properly securing loads.
ISO 39001 is one of the most relevant ISO standards in global terms, since it is not merely a distinction for the company, but also a benefit for society as a whole.
ISO 9001 (Quality Management)
Perhaps the most well-known, because it has to do with almost all kinds of companies. It establishes requirements that must be met to implement a quality management system within a company’s productive structure. In other words, the certificate guarantees that a company’s goods or services undergo tests to certify their quality.
The quality management system to be used will depend on the company’s objectives, its activity and the requirements established by the clients. But in any event, it means guiding the company’s activity toward ongoing improvement. This is a very important standard, because it puts the focus on the client, who knows they can trust in the service being offered to them.
ISO 14001 (Environmental Management)
The ISO 14001 standard governs the international Environmental Management Systems standard. Companies certified with this standard prove that they carry out their productive activity based on environmental standards, promoting protection of the natural environment and preventing contamination.
This requires previous studies on the impact the activity has on nature to adopt a system to help reach certain objectives. This objectives must be coherent and realistic, not just good intentions. This means that those who have this distinctive can guarantee clients that the company is environmentally compliant, an aspect that is increasingly appreciated.
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series)
This standard, on occupational health and safety, focuses on creating better working conditions at an organisation to reduce accidents. Its requirements include identifying hazards, managing them and encouraging good professional practises amongst staff.
All this leads to a safer working environment, with reduced accidents and sick leave, which also reduces costs and improves company efficiency. This improves the internal and external vision of the company, both to offer greater guarantees to clients and to society.
From ISO certifications to ongoing improvement
Obtaining these certificates entails huge benefits for organisations. These include a better external vision of the company and greater trust, increased productivity, simplification in decision-making, and of course, an increased business volume. For this reason, at Bilogistik, we are moving forward with our commitment to ongoing improvement, proven by all our certifications, including our latest one, ISO 39001.