TNT Logistics North America (Jacksonville, Fla.), was selected for the Investor in People (IiP) Standard by Investors in People UK and the International Quality Centre (IQC). IiP is an internationally recognized standard in training and human resource development, similar to international standards in quality, safety, environmental, technology, accounting, and other functional areas of business.
IiP assessors from the IQC visited 22 sites operated by TNT Logistics North America in the United States and Canada. They did face-to-face interviews with a sampling of 336 TNT employees, and also did individual surveys with 123 more employees they could not meet with in person. What they saw and heard was a story of a company at its very best. The award is company wide, not site specific, and TNT Logistics North America is one of the first companies in the U.S. to attain this certification.
This follows on TNT Logistics North America’s announcement in March that it has begun implementing an internally developed management system that is compliant to established industry quality standards. That system, named EQS for the company’s environmental, quality and safety initiatives, provides the structure and tools needed to ensure TNT’s operations achieve operational excellence, maintain a safe work place and have a responsible impact on the environment.
“We are proud to receive this certification,” said Mark Johnson, senior vice president of shared services, TNT Logistics North America. “Only a select number of organizations have made the commitment to achieving this high standard for human resource development, and we’re pleased to be included in that circle.”
Investors in People UK was formed in 1993 to take national ownership of the Standard, protect its integrity and ensure its successful promotion and development.
From business development to employee relations, Investors in People can help with improving working life. Initially the Standard was administered through a section in the Department for Education and Employment. As demand for, and interest in, the Standard grew the section became Investors in People UK. Although the company is by definition UK based and orientated in its operations, interest from overseas has given the Standard an international dimension, both in terms of protection and development.
Source: TNT Logistics North America