08 Dec 2011

Aitken Spence Cargo, the freight forwarding arm of Aitken Spence PLC, was recently awarded ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management Systems Certification.

Managing Director Rohantha Peiris stated that Aitken Spence Cargo was honoured to be among the first in the industry to achieve this prestigious certification, demonstrating commitment to environmentally friendly practices, at a recent ceremony where the certificates were presented to Aitken Spence Cargo by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

“We are happy that Aitken Spence Cargo being the pioneer International Freight Forwarding company in Sri Lanka is one of the pioneers in the industry to achieve ISO 14001 certification,” stated General Manager Nishan Jayawardena – Management Representative, Environmental & Quality Management Systems (EMS & QMS) and Dhilmini Palipane, Deputy Management Representative, Assistant Manager HR, Service Quality & Corporate Sustainability.

Aitken Spence Cargo pioneered international freight forwarding in Sri Lanka and with over 200 staff continues to be a leader in providing integrated logistics solutions, including air and ocean freight forwarding, packing, warehousing, removals, relocations, custom brokerage, international air cargo carriage services, supply chain and logistics management services.

With Aitken Spence Cargo’s Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001: 2008, the Environmental Management System certification to ISO 14001: 2004 places Aitken Spence Cargo among the leading companies in Sri Lanka to have both certifications and further strengthens the company’s integrated management systems in providing total logistics solutions.

Dr. Rohan Fernando, Director Aitken Spence PLC and Head Business Development & Plantations stated: “Aitken Spence keenly attempts to manage its impact on the environment in a scientific and systematic way, with almost 50 functional environmental management systems benchmarked under ISO 14001 across the Group. ‘Green logistics’ is becoming a prerequisite mandated by customers and other stakeholders for logistics businesses to be conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner and we commend Aitken Spence Cargo for being pioneers in this endeavour taking the decisive step to ISO 14001 certification, which is in keeping with the group’s overall objective of developing sustainable businesses.”