LGI recertified three times
HERRENBERG. LGI has received the grade of “Very Good” for three recertifications. An independent inspection authority certified the logistics company according to the standards ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, and VDA 6.2: 2017. LGI thus meets the requirements of good quality and environmental management. The new review was due because the validity of the certificates expired in August 2018. New requirements have also been in force since a reform in 2015. An independent testing agency rated LGI as “Very Good” in all three demanding audits.
1. ISO 9001:2015
This standard shows that LGI meets the requirements of a premium quality management system. This includes, for example, the documentation of various processes. The certificate applies to all locations of the LGI Group in Germany.
2. ISO 14001:2015
The standard certifies LGI’s good environmental management and contains, among other things, the reduction of waste, waste water, and emissions. The recertification applies for the LGI headquarters in Herrenberg, a location in Böblingen (Hewlett-Packard-Strasse), and the headquarters of LGI subsidiary ITG in Munich.
3. VDA 6.2:2017
Based on ISO 9001:2015, this standard is aimed at automotive service providers. The recertification applies for the automatic small parts storage in Neckarsulm and the empties management in Heilbronn.
The major challenge lay in the new certification requirements that have been in force since the 2015 reform. Since then, the inspection bodies have been scrutinizing not only processes but also risk management, and checking the extent to which companies recognize, analyze, and control risks in good time. Audits are carried out through administrative checks, observations, and interviews.
“Despite the change, LGI passed the recertifications without any deviations. Only recommendations were made, which is an excellent outcome for us,” says Lothar Heinzelmann, Quality Management Officer at LGI.