Until a few years ago, Italy was positioned “one step behind” compared to the other European Union countries as regards the role of logistic and e-commerce. The Covid19 pandemic has, however, changed the scenario of the entire logistics chain. In fact, today different modalities are required for the organization and distribution of goods. A need that has become, over time, more and more important to satisfy is certainly speed, like reduction of delivery times. This is due to immediacy of the choices, especially online ones.
If the logistics are not speeded up, there is a risk of serious damage to enviroment as well. In fact, reaching the various delivery points can have the consequences of increasing delivery costs, creating inconveniences at an enviromental, social and structural level. Hence, in the logistics sectorm social responsability must match productivity. In other words, changing consumption patterns is a sustanable way cannot be separated from investing in technology to innovate one’s business model.
How can certifications support logistics in this process?
The world of certifications has adapted to the change in the consumer purchasing process by proposing solutions to adapt companies to the international market:
- ISO EN ISO 9001: 2015: quality management systems for organizations that want to plan and improve production processes and transport processes to satisfy the customers.
- ISO 39001: 2012: road safety management systems whose objective is to prevent organizations from contributing to increase in deaths and injuries resulting from road accidents.
- ISO 28001: 2007: Safety management systems to define the requirements that a management system must comply with to manage risks and criticalities in all phases of the logistics sector.
- IFS LOGISTICS: The proprietary standard drawn up by German and French retailers to collaborate with international experts to make the entire logistics service chain transparent.
- Directive 2009/30/CE: for petrol, diesel in order to control their emission.
- EU REGULATION 757/2015: Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions generated by maritime transport.
- DIRECTIVE UE 2016/797: estabilishes the conditions to be met to achieve the interoperability of the Union rail system in order to define an optimal level of technical harmonization.
- DIRECTIVE UE 2016/ 798: estabilishes provisionis to develop and improve the safety of the railway system with the introduction of common principles that must be followed by all countries.
- Ministrial Decre 14 November 2019 (Biofuels): effective from 29 November 2019, introduces certification for the entire delivery chain of biofuels and bioliquids.
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