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Safety/Security - Health - Environment - Quality

The integrated management system combines the processes, methods and tools that are required to perform various safety, health, environment and quality-related tasks in one coherent structure.

In the SHEQ management team there are employees from transport partner management who work directly on these cross-departmental topics.

Brief overview of milestones

More than 25 years ago, the foundation for today's SHEQ management was laid with the launch of a quality management system.
Initial development of a quality management system 

Quality certification in accordance with ISO 9002:1987 

Launch of company environmental management system 

Development of a health and safety management system 

SQAS Assessment (Safety and Quality Assessment for Sustainability) 

Development of a comprehensive transport partner management system, integration of transport partners into our management systems 

Signed the "European Road Safety Charter" 

Merging of four areas of responsibility (Safety, Health, Environment, Quality) into one integrated management system, named SHEQ management. Appointment of SHEQ management team.

Development of a security management system and integration into SHEQ management (Safety, Security, Health, Environment, Quality) 

Joined the "Responsible Care" sustainable development initiative, recognised throughout Europe 

AEO-F certification (Authorised Economic Operator Customs and Security) 

Start of the company-wide initiative "Success through quality" 

Intensification of driver training in combined transport (FIT) in cooperation with DEKRA, focusing on service, safety and load securing 

Implemention of a code of conduct 

Initial CSR performance rating ("Silver Level") by EcoVadis, the global platform for CSR ratings. 

Creation and audit of a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) concept for the transportation of packed foodstuffs. 

Certification of our environmental management system according to ISO 14001 

CSR performance rating "GOLD Level" by ECOVADIS

Joining RespACT and the European Clean Trucking Alliance

CSR performance rating "GOLD Level" by ECOVADIS
ISO certificate
ISO certificate

Motto of our company founder

"Our aim is to be one step ahead of our competitors as far as meeting our customer's expectations from a service point of view"

SHEQ Management tasks

The tasks perfomed by the SHEQ management team at LKW WALTER are as challenging as they are varied:


  • Bi-annual management meetings with the Board
  • Topic-specific participation of our operations and sales directors in management meetings.
  • Monthly round-table discussions by the SHEQ management team
  • Organisation and implementation of specific technical training sessions and workshops
  • Employee coaching
  • Organisation and implementation of internal audits
  • Conducting external audits (by customers and independent organisations)
  • Risk management: analysis of incidents, development of preventative measures
  • Providing support for Transport Partner Management
  • Coordination of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities
  • Recertification of management systems
  • Help desk for emergency situations
  • Planning, implementation and controlling of topic-specific projects (e.g. developing security management), involvement of other shared service departments
  • Cooperation in international work groups (harmonisation, development and improvement of standards, etc.)

Statements of the management

Working together with organisations

LKW WALTER is a committed member of many working groups of international organisations with the aim of developing and standardising transport-relevant health, safety, environment and quality demands across Europe.