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DLG Sustainable Logistics

DLG Sustainable Logistics

DLG TestService GmbH developed, together with experts from the logistics and food industry, a standard for the logistics sector. The international standard DLG Sustainable Logistics defines criteria for the area of sustainable logistics services in the food and beverages segment. Enterprises can be certified on the basis of this innovative DLG standard.

The standard DLG Sustainable Logistics focuses on the operation as a whole. Sustainable business management, an environmental orientation, local sourcing, transparency and safety are key aspects. In the course of the certification process, the auditors check different corporate departments along detailed testing provisions.

The certification process involves the following six business units:

  • Responsibility of the company’s management
    • responsible ecological action
    • technological innovation
    • corporate policy
    • product information
  • Environmental aspects and programs
    • energy efficiency
    • program for the minimization of CO2 emissions
    • program for the expansion of regional procurement
    • waste separation and recycling
    • avoidance of environmental damage
  • Operations
    • staff
    • training programs
    • professional drivers
    • warehouse employees
    • external service providers employed by the company
  • Technical facilities
    • warehouse
    • transport vehicles
    • offices
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation
    • corrective and preventive measures
    • internal audits
    • management evaluation

The mission statement is to be a sustainably operating and quality-oriented company which uses modern planning and controlling mechanism, which acts ecologically thanks to improved energy efficiency and the use of regional resources, and which truly practices social responsibility for employees and the society.

A logistics company that meets the quality requirements defined in the standard DLG Sustainable Logistics will receive an internationally recognized certificate, which will be valid, depending on the audit results, for up to two years.