DSV Bristol wins chemical industry SQAS certification

From: Image Line Communications
Published: Sat Mar 13 2010


Transport and logistics company DSV has achieved SQAS, a safety and quality assessment for companies working with chemicals and dangerous goods, for its third site.

Bristol has joined the company’s depots in Purfleet and Manchester in gaining the prestigious certification, which increasing numbers of customers are asking for.

The SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment System) is based on factors including IT systems, policy documents and business procedures and includes two day assessment and site inspection by an external assessor.

DSV Bristol’s Head of Region South West, Huw Williams, says: "This certification helps us ensure we achieve best practice and document exactly what procedures we follow."

The office handles a variety of chemicals and hazardous goods, including flammable liquids for the automotive industry, chemicals for detergents and flame retardants. Most of the products are manufactured in the UK and exported to the rest of Europe.

DSV Road is part of the DSV Group – a global supplier of transport and logistics solutions. DSV Road’s Support Services General Manager Victoria Beale says: "We hope that this assessment will lead to continued and new business in this area."

The SQAS scheme was devised by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC). Each assessment certificate and report is stored in a central database which can be accessed by a company’s potential and existing business partners.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Global Transport and Logistics

DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services.

DSV has offices in more than 60 countries all over the world. Together with our partners and agents, we offer services in more than 110 countries, making DSV a truly global player. By our professional and advantageous overall solutions, the 21,300 DSV employees recorded a worldwide annual revenue of 4.8 billion euro for 2009.

www.dsv.com

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