ID Logistics South Africa recently certified their five South African sites. The external audits were conducted by consultants, SGS South Africa, an inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
By obtaining this certification, ID Logistics SA aligns itself to the global standards of its parent company, ensuring a sustainable footprint by eliminating risks to their clients and committing to ethical and best business practices throughout their service delivery.
This certification is based on an evolutionary standard that groups all commitments in the following categories: – general management, human resource, processes, productivity, sustainable development, legal compliance, staff appraisals, and Co2/environmental carbon footprint.
“Since 2007, the global group has been involved in the certification process with the EuraCRP standards in France,” says Dean Gardner, national warehouse development manager at ID Logistics SA.
“In 2016, we started our local certification process with SGS which underpins our approach of providing our clients with best business practices. This certification demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ethical and sustainable management protocols.”
ID Logistics SA has successfully certified their five sites across the country, which includes the Boksburg primary site, in addition to the Atlas, Durban, PE and Cape Town secondary sites.
“Having all our sites certified ensures that our teams in all the regions follow and share the same ID Logistics global standards, correct management practices with regards to quality, productivity, safety and sustainable business development. The certification lays a good foundation for stable, as well as best management practices of the business with regards to reporting and client meetings. Equally important is the continuous improvement initiatives on know-how practices and processes, and the enrollment in a Lean Management initiative to sustain action plans,” adds Gardner.
According to Gardner, there are several key features of ID Logistics’ private referential quality standard certification.
“Our global quality standard ensures consistent and continuous improvement application of best business practices for all sites, which includes yearly internal audits and certification audits, as well as continuous follow up action plans initiated from within these audits. This process reduces the risk for both ID Logistics and the client; and facilitates internal protocols which are very useful, as well as recommended business protocols from client. In addition, using an external consultant with globally renowned quality integrity such as SGS is a real added benefit.”