Cuppen Logistics is certified in accordance with IFS Logistics (International Food Standard) and in the transport of hazardous goods (ADR).
Today, drivers transporting perishable goods must meet increasingly stringent requirements; both in terms of their driving skills and actions during loading and unloading. This makes sense, given the fact that food spoilage can be a danger to public health.
The government regularly introduces new laws in order to ensure additional food safety. An example of this is the International Food Standard (IFS). Cuppen Logistics is IFS certified. We meet all IFS criteria:
* Control of all critical points;
* Involvement of management and employees;
* Traceability of products, raw materials and packaging materials;
* Execution of corrective measures.
Cuppen Logistics is Skal certified. To meet the needs of our customers, we have decided to obtain a Skal certificate alongside HACCP and IFS certificates. Through this certification we guarantee quality of storage of organic products.
Skal: reliable organic storage
Skal Biocontrol is strongly committed to proven reliability of organic products in the Netherlands.
With the commission of this quality label, Skal is able to prove the reliability of organic products for suppliers and customers. In this way, Skal contributes to proven reliability in the organic sector.
Our modern society makes frequent and large-scale use of hazardous substances, from ‘innocent’ products such as dishwashing liquids to paint thinners. At Cuppen Logistics, these types of products are in safe hands.
The transport of dangerous goods by road must comply with statutory requirements: the ADR (Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route, or European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) regulates this across Europe.
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act, the Decree on Transport of Dangerous Goods and the Regulations of Land Transport of Hazardous Substances (Wet Vervoer Gevaarlijke Stoffen, Besluit Vervoer Gevaarlijke Stoffen and Reglement Vervoer over Land van Gevaarlijke stoffen) regulate this in the Netherlands. These regulations impose special requirements on the mode of transport, product packaging, the design/equipment of vehicles, and the expertise and training of drivers and other staff. Cuppen Logistics meets all requirements and all our drivers have an ADR certificate.
Euro VI is an EU regulation that establishes an emission standard for vehicles. With this regulation, diesel vehicles are required to be just as clean as gasoline-powered vehicles through lower emissions of soot particles and nitrogen oxides. As of 1 September 2014, diesel vehicles may no longer exceed 80mg nitrogen oxide emissions (compared to the 60mg/km for petrol vehicles). This replaces the previous limit of 180 mg per kilometre. As of 1 January 2015, all new vehicles must comply with the Euro VI limits.
Code 95 is a guideline for the (additional) training of skilled professional drivers. It is a European regulation that, as of 2009, every professional driver must comply with. Drivers are also required to take 35 hours of additional training every five years. All additional training courses that the drivers at Cuppen Logistics participate in are certified by the CCV (Contract Commissie Vakbekwaamheid = Contract Committee on Professional Competence).
For more detailed information, you can download our certificates here.