BDP South East Asia Receives ISO Accreditation for Safety and Quality

BDP South East Asia Receives ISO Accreditation for Safety and Quality

SINGAPORE, May 22, 2009 — BDP International (BDP) today announced that its South East Asia Division had been awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for both 18001:2007(Occupational Health and Safety) and 9001:2008 (Quality). BDP is one of the world’s leading privately held freight logistics/transportation management firms.

Regional Director of BDP South East Asia, Mr Peter Barnesby said the certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to its customers and its employees.

The ISO 18001:2007 is recognized as the global benchmark for health and safety management. It promotes a safe and healthy working environment, reduces the potential for accidents, and encourages greater employee awareness of safety issues.

“As a family-owned business, the way we treat and respect our employees carries high importance; it is a core value. Workplace safety has always been a priority for BDP. That is why we sought and received the ISO certification for Safety,” Mr Barnesby said.

The ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) focuses on achieving consistency and improved performance across all BDP’s internal processes.

“In an increasingly competitive business environment, customers are demanding higher and higher standards of performance. By obtaining the ISO certification for quality, BDP South East Asia has demonstrated both discipline in the execution of business process and the capacity to deliver a consistently high quality of service to our clients.”

“The ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) certification helps improve productivity and efficiency leading to significant cost reductions, while serving to enhance employee communications, job satisfaction and morale.”

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About BDP International

BDP International is one of the leading privately held freight logistics / transportation management firms based in the U.S. It operates freight logistics centers in more than 20 cities throughout North America and a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in 121 countries. The company serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Clients include Bayer, Conoco Phillips, Heineken USA, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Revlon, Rohm & Haas, Trek Bicycle, Wacker, and others. BDP provides a range of services, including ocean, air and ground transportation; lead logistics process analysis, design and management; export freight forwarding; import customs brokerage and regulatory compliance; project logistics; warehousing/consolidation/ distribution; and Internet shipping transaction/tracking management systems. For more information visit: www.bdpinternational.com <http://www.bdpinternational.com/> .

About BDP (Asia Pacific)
Singapore is the Regional Headquarters for BDP’s operations in South East Asia and the Pacific. The Singapore office was established in 1995 with a staff of just eight people working in a shared office with a borrowed fan and typewriter. Today, BDP’s Singapore office employs 122 logistics professionals in three locations around the island. The Singapore office expedites more than 40,000 shipments a year for hundreds of customers in a range of industries including chemicals and consumer goods.

In addition to Singapore, BDP has more than 40 offices in 12 countries in Asia Pacific and the Middle East including China (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shenzhen), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea (Busan, Incheon, Seoul, Ulsan), India (Mumbai, New Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Baroda), Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Kerteh, Kertih, Kuantan, Penang, Port Klang), Indonesia (Balikpapan, Batam, Jakarta, Medan, Semarang, Surabaya), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket), and Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland) and Vietnam.