Specialists in regulated logistics services, Potter Group Logistics, has recently had its transport and warehousing operations at its Droitwich distribution centre evaluated by the Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS).
SQAS is a Europe-wide assessment system which evaluates the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of logistics service providers and chemical distributors.
It is managed by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council. The evaluation is carried out by a network of accredited, independent, third-party assessors using a standard questionnaire.
Potter Group Logistics’ SQAS report states, "The company showed good controls throughout the assessment with a commitment to customer satisfaction. There was also a respect for health and safety and environmental issues. It is a large, well-tended site with roadways of a respectable standard. Product was well stored and the warehouses exhibited a good standard of housekeeping."
Full information resulting from the SQAS appraisal is provided as a detailed factual report held on a central database. The database is accessible to registered companies so they can review the reports before choosing a service provider. This means that chemical manufacturers do not have to carry out numerous assessments of their own when choosing a supply chain company.
Managing Director of Potter Group Logistics, Matthew Lamb, explains, "We have chosen to take part in the SQAS evaluation to demonstrate our level of professionalism in the chemical sector.
"At Potter Group Logistics we pride ourselves in having the highest accreditations in regulated logistics and we feel that the SQAS endorsement is a very valuable addition.
"A major advantage of SQAS is that it provides independent third party verification (TPV) of Responsible Care. We have a very strong service ethos running throughout our business and combining TPV with Responsible Care shows the company’s commitment to going above and beyond basic, required regulatory standards to provide a professional high quality service to the chemical industry," concludes Lamb.