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11.3.2021

The Ahola Group verified by DNV in COVID-19 management

Ahola Transport’s work to prevent infections has been verified by the accredited Certification body DNV in accordance with its My Care methodology. The verification, which covers the Group’s management and all its business segments, affirms the Group’s ability to manage and prevent infection risks.

Investments in a safe working environment and staff well-being are important parts of the logistics group Ahola Transport’s sustainability program. Through DNV’s My Care verification, Ahola Transport now gets its infection management work during the pandemic quality-assured and inspected by a third party. The verification covers to the methods and routines for infection prevention that are applied in all of the Group’s business segments.

- The health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is very important to Ahola Transport, even more so during the current pandemic. We want everyone to be able to work safely with us. We are constantly working preventively with work environment and safety issues and have now chosen to be assessed by a third party to ensure the quality of this work in conjunction with the current coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the staff’s commitment and competence, we have been able to achieve the level that the verification requires. We have also been able to serve our customers basically as normal despite the pandemic, says Hans Ahola, CEO of Ahola Transport.

The Ahola Group’s operations on its various markets are conducted in accordance with current regulations and directives in each country. The Group’s handling of the pandemic is managed by the contingency group, which consists of members of the management. The contingency group coordinates the infection management work in the organization. The staff is continuously informed about current guidelines, working methods and protective gear.

- We would like to congratulate Ahola Transport on the My Care verification. This increases confidence in the management of infection risks and shows a strong commitment and a willingness to improve processes and methods related to staff and customer safety, says Curt Ruokolahti, Business Development Manager, DNV Business Assurance.

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DNV is a leading global assessment and certification society that operates in more than 100 countries. Through certification, verification, training and digital assurance solutions, DNV helps companies manage risks and ensure that operations are sustainable. Managing risks requires new strategies in a post-COVID world. Understanding how to respond to new challenges from customers and stakeholders is crucial. Customers and the company’s own employees must be able to be certain that these measures are in place to ensure people’s safety. DNV’s My Care solutions provide assessment services to ensure that infection risk management is integral to the company. DNV’s My Care methodology, developed in-house, assesses companies’ risk management systems and applies hospital quality standards and systems.

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