Panalpina gets new ISO 9001:2015 certification
March 20, 2018: Panalpina recently received the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard certification, as well recertification to ISO 14001:2015 environment and OHSAS 18001 health and safety documentations.
Besides, Panalpina is the only supply chain solutions provider to receive the global certification comprising ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001. The audit was conducted by leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS.
“Panalpina implemented the new version of the ISO 9001 standard in 2017, and was the first freight forwarding and logistics company to be globally certified by SGS to this new standard,” said Elvira Bieri, managing director, SGS Switzerland.
“Audits spanned the entire value chain, which included development, production and sales,” said Bieri.
While Panalpina already had the ISO 9001 certification, however, this new version required revisiting all the documentation, which included processes, procedures, training staff on the new expectations, and disseminating information globally across the organisation.
“The global certification to all the latest standards of quality, health, safety and environment is once again a clear commitment to all our stakeholders, be it our customers, staff, sub-contractors, partners, suppliers or official bodies,” said Lindsay Zingg, global head of QHSE, Panalpina.
“As part of the annual external audit process, Panalpina’s management and staff demonstrated a high-level of commitment to the quality management process, and there was a high alignment between corporate policies and local operations,” said Bieri.
“In terms of performance, Panalpina is among the top five percent companies that we audit globally for QHSE,” said Bier.