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DB Schenker is awarded coveted IFS Logistics 2.1 certification

Only a small handful of transportation businesses besides DB Schenker have the food product certification in Denmark, which demands an exceptionally high standard.

A half years intense and hard work on this comprehensive task has just been completed with top results. This means that DB Schenker has passed on Higher Level with a score of 99.02 %. “It is a fantastic result and proof of our high ambition towards quality and thereby our position on the global market. We consider the IFS-certification to be a giant competitive advantage since our customers thereby are ensured regulated, documented conditions and processes which ensures compliance with the high demands of food product transportation,” explains Niels Haack Josefsen, Manager of DB Schenker Denmark’s department for temperature-regulated transportations in Aalborg.

In order to control the food product safety the large food product retailers and wholesalers regularly conduct audits at their suppliers. In 2002, the large German retail chains decided to establish a joined general food product standard called “International Food Standard” (IFS). In 2003, the French retail chains joined the IFS standard and in 2007, the Italian did as well.

“Quality is our trade mark. We have become IFS-certified in order to document that we live up to a very high standard, and thereby eliminate potential questions about the quality of our work”, tells Henrik Dam Larsen, CEO of DB Schenker Denmark.

Besides the newly obtained IFS Logistics 2.1 certification, DB Schenker Denmark is completely ISO 9001/14001 Quality- and environmentally certified in all business areas, terminals and products. All certification are valid for only one year at a time, which ensures that it is not just a certificate hanging on the wall. "The certification is an important part of our management approach communicating that we want to deliver top quality in everything we are involved in. This proves, that we have control over the complete processes in the business and gives our customers the security of knowing that we deliver logistic solutions at the highest level,” tells Henrik Dam Larsen CEO in conclusion