4 Principles

4 Principles

The 4 Principles of Fair Logistics

The World Organization of Cities and Logistics Platforms (WOCLP) establishes the 4 principles that must be fulfilled by all the operators linked to the logistic services to the international trade load, these are the following:

1. Transparency in the cost of the logistics service

This principle seeks to improve the costs associated with the services by managing the charges under a “fair cost” precept, which implies a business ethic that ensures that a fair price is paid for the services provided. and that there will be a treatment to the clients of a worthy way in the search of a greater competitiveness of the international trade.
The Fair Logistics is against all speculative and monopolistic procedure of the services that are offered to the loads coming from the commercial relations. Within this, we also include all the companies that provide technological and computer support to the logistics of the supply chain.
The Fair Logistics will link all the globally certified production companies in the Fair Trade program, which seek to improve the conditions to reduce their logistics costs.
Likewise, the Fair Logistics program will be promoted with all the business organizations worldwide that participate in the trade of goods.

2. Constant improvement of logistics route analysis

It is a constant commitment of the companies certified in Fair Logistics to be able to develop the analysis of the best logistic routes to move the loads coming from the commerce in general.
This constant improvement allows companies to interact with other service providers that also have certification and thus seek to link fair rates in all directions to provide better customer satisfaction.

It is understandable that there are exogenous factors within the logistics negotiations that can affect the logistic cost conditions, due to the capacity of the strategic logistics infrastructure of a country or region.
Despite this, what Fair Logistics looks for is that the operators of logistic services to the loads can offer alternatives of routes under criteria of multimodality in the transport that allow to visualize all the options in search of improving the logistical cost, the times of transit and reach for customers decreases in logistics costs to achieve better competitiveness in the markets.

3. Improvement of environmental aspects

It is a fundamental principle of Fair Logistics to commit a search to improve trade routes and reduce carbon footprints due to the handling of loads.
Within these aspects, all companies that are certified in Fair Logistics will look for their suppliers that also participate in this program, since it is important to provide customers with the best alternatives in the handling of the loads and those with the least impact in terms of environment.
On the other hand, customers who acquire the services of any company or certified entity such as Fair Logistics will give priority to the service they can offer with the least environmental impact.
All the companies linked to the ISO 14000 programs will find it very useful to contract the logistic services with all logistics operators certified with Fair Logistics, and that compliance with the requirement of environmental regulations and the concepts of the reductions of emissions agreed through the United Nations in COP 21.
Logistics operators certified with Fair Logistics will also recommend to the clients as much as possible, proposals related to packaging materials that are in harmony with the environment or easy decomposition or recycling to also reduce logistics costs and lower environmental impact.

4. Support for Small and Medium Enterprises

The World Organization of Cities and Logistics Platforms (WOCLP), as an important observatory in this topics, has a solidarity commitment to support greater social integration in the Cities and Trade Corridors worldwide and this implies a support to the small business sector and medium-sized companies that contribute to the economic growth of the populations, which in many cases is marginalized.
A fundamental aspect of the Fair Logistics Certification is the support to the competitiveness of the small and medium companies, to achieve the growth of the same. Fair Logistics certified companies in the different stages of the supply chain will seek to align efforts to reduce logistics costs and expand trade.
The World Organization will seek the collaboration of the institutions of the countries in charge of the SME programs, in such a way that they can generate interest in accessing the services of Certified Fair Logistics companies.