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IKEA IWAY Standard

Issued By: IKEA Supply AG
Approved By: INGKA Holding B.V.
Date: 2013-03-21
Edition: 5.1


IWAY Standard: Transport section

A transport section to the IWAY standard edition 5.1

This document describes IKEA Transport requirements for all services (road, rail, ocean, customer distribution including home delivery, shunting, barge and consolidation points) involved in transporting IKEA products. The requirements in this document shall prevail over and replace the requirements with the same number in the main IWAY Standard document.

2 General conditions
4 Environment
6 Waste
7 Emergencies and Fire Prevention
8 Worker Health & Safety
9 Recruitments, Working Hours, Wages and Benefits

2. General conditions

2.3 IWAY at sub-Suppliers
The IWAY requirements or equivalent, including the document "The IKEA Way on Preventing Child Labour", are communicated by the Supplier to all its 1st tier sub-Suppliers involved in providing products, materials or services for IKEA.

The Supplier has secured the right to perform IWAY audits at its sub-Suppliers.

Section 4.9 (Vehicle emission requirement) below are implemented and verified by the Supplier at all its sub-Suppliers performing transport services for IKEA according to the scope and time plan agreed with the IKEA contract partner.

4. Environment

4.6 Continuous improvements
Current environmental impact from transport operations is evaluated by the Supplier.
The Supplier has a CO2 emission reduction program with goals and an action plan covering the fleet used for IKEA.

The Supplier has practical actions and/or plans to reduce environmental impacts related to own facilities, such as warehouses.

If the Supplier only has offices, practical actions and/or plans to reduce environmental impact may not be required.

4.8 Other Transport Environmental Requirement
Ocean transport:
For owned and chartered vessels, Clean Cargo Performance Metrics tool and Clean Cargo Environmental Performance Survey are filled in, updated and submitted to IKEA annually.

Land transport and Consolidation Points:
The Supplier submits an Environmental Performance Survey (EPS) to IKEA before starting business. EPS is updated and submitted to IKEA annually. Minimum points in applicable parts need to be reached.

If the Supplier is a member of an IKEA recommended programme e.g. US EPA Smartway, it is not required to submit an annual EPS.

4.9 Vehicle emissions requirement
Only trucks that fulfil the national engine emissions standards of 10 years old or less may be used. In countries where no emissions standards for engines exist, trucks must be a maximum of 10 years old

For trucks of a gross vehicle weight up to or equal to 3500 kg, only trucks that fulfil national engine emissions standards of 5 years old or less may be used.
In countries where no emissions standards for trucks of a gross vehicle weight up to or equal to 3500 kg trucks, must be a maximum of 5 years old.

The supplier must upon request by IKEA submit lists of the trucks that may be used in the performance of services under this Agreement, either with the equivalent national engine emissions standards, or if a national standard does not exist, the truck age.

For trucks using alternative fuels, it is acceptable to have trucks that fulfil national engine emissions standards of more than ten years old.

For cross border transport, either the sending country or destination country national engine emissions standard is applicable and the more stringent of the two national standards should always be followed.

The truck age is calculated starting at the end of the first calendar year, independently of when during the first year the truck was registered.

6.Waste

6.7 Incineration / landfill on site
Hazardous waste is not land-filled or incinerated on-site. The Supplier may however use incineration of waste oil for energy recovery from vehicle engines and gear boxes with the following pre-conditions:

  • It is according to any applicable legislation.
  • The Supplier holds any required permits (if applicable).
  • The conditions relevant for incineration of waste oil set in the EU Directive 2000/76/EC (Incineration of Waste) shall as a minimum be met.

7. Emergencies and Fire Prevention

7.3 Competence and training
An adequate number of Workers in each work area, covering all shifts, are trained to use the fire fighting equipment.

The training covers how to use the fire fighting equipment installed at the site and is conducted at least once every 24 months.

A description of the training and records are available.

Workers are made aware of basic fire safety issues before starting work. The training includes as a minimum, the proper routines for evacuation, location and activation of the emergency alarm.

A description of the training and records are available.

All truck drivers are trained to use fire extinguishers, in accordance with local legislation or at least every 5 years.

7.4 Firefighting equipment
Appropriate fire fighting equipment is available.

Manual fire fighting equipment is easily accessible and identifiable from a distance, maintained and kept unlocked. The equipment is inspected internally or by an authorised external company at least once every 12 months. Records of maintenance are kept and/or stickers/tags placed on the equipment.

Trucks are equipped with at least a 2 kilogram (4 pounds) fire extinguisher.

8. Worker Health & Safety

8.8 Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Appropriate PPE and protective clothing is available, maintained, used and provided free of charge for workers and visitors in any harmful or potentially risky work areas.

Areas where PPE is needed shall be clearly marked.

All trucks are equipped with high visibility clothing/vests.

9. Recruitments, Working Hours, Wages & Benefits

9.5 Working hours and overtime
Workers are not working more than sixty (60) hours per week including overtime. Overtime hours are on a voluntary basis.

For ocean transport the regulations stated in ILO MLC 2006 (International Labour Organisation, Maritime Labour Convention) are applicable.

9.6 One day off in seven
Workers have at least one day off in seven.

For ocean transport the regulations stated in ILO MLC 2006 (International Labour Organisation, Maritime Labour Convention) are applicable.

IWAY Standard Attachment

  • MISSION Epes Transport's vision is to be the premier regional truckload carrier in the United States. Our mission is the meet or exceed our customer expectations and to ensure the continued success and financial stability of our company for our family of employees.
  • QUALITY Epes Transport System, Inc. is an ISO9001:2008 certified company that is committed to customer satisfaction and improving the quality of life for each employee.
  • EMPLOYEES We provide an environment where employees are team players and treat each other with trust and respect.
  • INTEGRITY Integrity is never compromised. We have a responsibility to maintain safe operating practices, a healthful working environment and high ethical standards.
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT We will strive for continuous improvement in employee development and dependable service to customers.

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