Posti’s food logistics warehousing service has been certified at the second-highest level, Level A, of the internationally recognized BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The certification is unique and the first in Finland for a logistics company. In Finland, similar certifications are usually only held by food processing companies.
In its first phase, the certification will cover Posti’s service warehouses, with a total floor area of over 60,000 m2, in the Voutila district of Vantaa. Depending on the needs of Posti’s clients, Posti may extend the high standards of the BRC food safety practices to all of its warehouses in Finland. According to its strategy, Posti has in recent years made acquisitions related to food logistics in warehousing, transport and delivery services.
The food safety certification, based on the BRC (the British Retail Consortium) Global Standard, proves Posti’s competence in hygiene, food safety and quality management systems. The certification is also proof of the commitment to consumer safety and maintaining stakeholder relations. As a BRC-certified company, Posti can meet the needs and requirements of food industry operators by using an internationally recognized food safety management system.
Harri Kämppä, the Vice President responsible for Posti’s Supply Chain Solutions, says that food industry key operators, particularly big international operators, will, almost without exception, require services that meet the BRC standards from their logistics partner as well.
-The food logistics operations were certified after listening to the needs of our Finnish and international food industry clients. The certification also means that the efficiency of the entire food logistics supply chain is examined.
Posti serves operators in the food industry and other industries such as the retail industry by offering consumer goods logistics services and food online store services in addition to product warehousing and processing.