Quality, Environment and Safety

Quality,- Environment and Safety management are written with a capital at Mainfreight

Quality,  Environment and Safety

In the Mainfreight culture, delivering excellent performance is key. This philosophy goes hand in hand with the strong will to always take the impact into account that Mainfreight has on topics such as quality, environment, safety and product safety for all its stakeholders. This working method has contributed to obtaining various internationally recognised certificates.

Currently, more than 40 Mainfreight Europe locations have one or more certificates, including:

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that our customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits. 

ISO 14001 Environmental Management

Taking care of our environment and reducing the environmental footprint, are two of the most important challenges facing businesses today. ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow to improve sustainability throughout the business. 

ISO 22000 Food Safety Management

ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System which outlines what needs to be in a Food Safety Management System (FSMS). This is to make sure that food is kept safe during the entire food supply chain, from farm to fork. The standard is based on the principles and regulations of HACCP.

IFS Logistics International Food Standard

Our Logistics division in the Netherlands is IFS logistics certified on the highest level. IFS Logistics marks the joint objective of trade and industry to create transparency and trust across the entire supply chain. This IFS standard, specifically developed for storage, distribution, and transportation, as well as loading and unloading activities, is able to be implemented in environments managing both food and non-food products.

GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance

The GMP+ standard has been developed to harmonize requirements for feed in order to ensure quality and safety throughout the entire feed chain. It is based on widely recognized principles of quality assurance, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

AEO Authorized Economic Operator scheme

Internationally recognized as a mark of quality, an AEO certificate effectively demonstrates that your role within the international supply chain is secure, and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

Code of Ethics and Conduct and Whistle-Blower Policy

Code of Ethics and Conduct

Mainfreight’s success is built on its Three Pillars of Culture, Family and Philosophy. The principles that make up these foundations have underpinned the Company’s values and ethics from its earliest days.

Mainfreight’s Code of Ethics and Conduct draws on the Three Pillars, and sets out the ethical and behavioural standards by which its Directors, Employees and Owner Drivers (collectively known as Mainfreight Team Members) are expected to conduct themselves.

Click here to read more about our Code of Ethics and Conduct

Whistle-Blower Policy

Mainfreight has a culture which encourages free, open and frank discussion at all times, and ensures that all Mainfreight team members are enabled to do their utmost to defend the integrity of the Mainfreight business through their vigilance and integrity. Each team member has a clear duty to report any serious breaches of conduct, and Mainfreight expects nothing less.

This Whistle-Blower Policy sets out the processes in place by which team members are able to raise concerns about actual or suspected contravention of the Company’s ethical and legal standards without fear of reprisal, or feeling threatened by doing so.

Click here to read more about our Whistle-Blower Policy

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