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Luís Simões: successful transition to new version of ISO 9001 and 14001

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Luís Simões is proud to confirm the transition of the integrated management system, according to the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards, the two standards of the most widely used management systems worldwide, with significant improvements to the organization's quality and environmental management systems.

The new version integrates the most advanced techniques used by companies worldwide in terms of Management Systems, which highlight the integration of risk management practices in the planning of activities and a reinforcement of the involvement of top management in the use of the system management.

This certification, which guarantees the transition from LS to the new versions of the standards, was obtained as a result of the audit to the General Directors of the Logistics, Transportation, Straight and Diagonal businesses, and to the Processes and Compliance Department, thus confirming the positive evolution of the audited processes.

In total, LS has 39 centers (corporate, logistics operations and transport operations) certified with ISO 9001 (Quality) and 16 certified centers with ISO 14001 (Environment). The number of centers certified by ISO 9001 is 24 in Portugal and 15 in Spain. ISO 14001 certifies 9 centers in Portugal and 7 in Spain.

According to Pedro Ventura, Luís Simões Process and Compliance Officer, "the process of transition to the 2015 version of the standards allowed LS to capitalize on some of the advances made by the organization in previous years in terms of competencies in the areas of Sustainability and Management On the other hand, it was possible to increase the capacity of LS's tactical and strategic planning tools in order to fulfill its mission of guaranteeing efficient and competitive solutions of Transport, Logistics and auxiliary services, promoting the satisfaction of clients and society in general, from the economic, social and environmental points of view ".

The new versions of these standards were published on September 15, 2015 and require to adapt the management systems accordingly until September 2018.

For LS obtaining these certifications gives a seal of quality and confidence to its processes, services and performance, both business and environmental sustainability.

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