AccreditationsCLA UK has worked hard to achieve the following accreditation's so our customers can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that we have you covered.
ISO 9001 – Quality Management System
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organisations in 178 countries.
ISO 9001 certification provides the basis to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system, the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
ISO 14000 is a set of international standards designed to help organisations operate without negatively affecting the environment, adhere to environmental laws and regulations, and continuously improve processes. One vital component of the ISO 14000 series of standards is ISO 14001:2015 which specifies the requirements for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS).
Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability (SQAS)
SQAS is a system of uniform third party assessments to evaluate the performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors. SQAS assessments cover quality, safety, security, environment and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). SQAS is a key element of responsible care in logistics operations.
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
An internationally recognised quality mark that shows that an EU trader’s role in the international supply chain is secure and that customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU standards.
AEO gives quicker access to some simplified customs procedures and, in some cases, the right to ‘fast-track’ your shipments through some customs and safety and security procedures.
Licences & Memberships
Waste Carrier’s Licence
The regulations on the carriage of waste mean that anyone transporting waste as part of their normal business (whether it’s their waste or someone else’s) has to register for a Waste Carriers Licence. We work closely with our trusted logistics partners to ensure that we have the correct licencing available when required to transport waste.
British International Freight Association (BIFA)
BIFA is the leading body representing the UK International freight services industry.
The Association acts as an authoritative voice for the industry at official and government levels. The Association is responsible for setting industry standards and providing both educational courses and required mandatory training programs which enhance the professional levels of freight forwarders and logistics service providers in the United Kingdom.
The role of BIFA is to represent freight forwarders in discussions with the UK government and various international NGOs, and to provide advice and information on legislative issues that affect the industry sector. It is consulted by UK media organisations concerning air cargo security.
Freight Transport Association (FTA)
FTA are one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics. They are the only organisation in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.
Northamptonshire Chamber Of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce for Northamptonshire was founded in 1917 in response to the concerns of boot and shoe manufacturers over exports during the first world war.
Since then Chamber membership has grown significantly and now represents around 1,000 Northamptonshire businesses – who employ over one third of the county’s workforce. They enjoy the enviable reputation of being the largest business support agency in the county.
The Chamber is further enhanced by being part of a worldwide network and is one of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Accredited Chambers – the largest and most powerful network for business in the UK.
International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
FIATA, in French “Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimilés”, in English “International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations”, in German “Internationale Föderation der Spediteurorganisationen”, was founded in Vienna/Austria on May 31, 1926.
FIATA, a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the “Architects of Transport”, employing around 8 – 10 million people in 150 countries.
FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.