Rotterdam, 2 November 2023 - Royal Den Hartogh is pleased to highlight our recent participation in the SQAS assessment which was executed this time at our location in Coevorden, securing an outstanding score of 94%. SQAS, established by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is a keystone assessment emphasizing on Safety, Quality, and Sustainability.
SQAS serves to assess logistics service providers and chemical distributors, guiding them to superior levels of supply chain proficiency. In the assessment Den Hartogh was measured on various topics ranging from risc management to security. Den Hartogh participates in the SQAS regularly at different locations to make sure we operate at peak performance at a broad level.
While our performance was strong throughout, we achieved a commendable 100% in for the topic “Measurement and Management of transport greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions”, which aligns with our ambitious commitment to reduce our CO2 intensity per ton-kilometer by 25% in 2025 (using 2019 as our baseline) and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
"Exceeding industry standards putting safety, quality and sustainability first."
Additionally, our dedication was evident in "Human Resources", "Management of Subcontractors", and "Equipment Maintenance and Calibration", where we also achieved a 100% score. We aim to maintain a high level of service quality and operational efficiency, thereby continuing to meet the expectations and requirements of our clients in the industry. Roy Madern, SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) Manager at Den Hartogh commented: “This exemplary score is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team in striving to meet and exceed industry standards putting safety, quality and sustainability first.”
Royal Den Hartogh's achievement in the SQAS assessment underscores our steadfast commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability, resonating with the mission of Cefic and SQAS. It aligns with our robust roadmap towards reducing carbon emissions, achieving climate neutrality, reinforces the quality in the industry and responsible business practices.