Compliance to national and international standards

At DSV we comply with all relevant transport rules and standards for all types of cargo, as there are :

HACCP(hazard analysis and critical control point)

A management system that addresses food safety through the control of biological, chemical and physical hazards. HACCP typically includes everything from raw material production, procurement and handling to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.


Concerns hygiene in connection with the handling of foodstuffs, laying down general hygiene requirements that must be respected by all food manufacturers and all businesses handling foodstuffs.


 A safety and quality assessment tool for the chemical industry.

AEO (Authorised Economic Operator)

A status granted by the customs office to internationally active companies, having to comply with a number of security and safety requirements. The benefits are : fewer and less stringent border controls, reduced delays at customs and priority during inspections.

TS 16949

An international quality management standard that provides for continual improvement, prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. TS 16949 applies to the development, production and, when relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.

TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) 

An association of security professionals and business partners from manufacturing and transportation companies, addressing the security threats that are common to the members' industries. It provides a forum for responsible managers to share professional information for mutual benefit.

Good Distribution Practice(GDP) 

A standard for the distribution of e.g. pharmaceutical products for human use. There are also GDP's for medical equipment, foodstuffs, cosmetics, etc. Unfortunately, there is no single global GDP standard.

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