Logistics, quality and quantity management, inspections, audits, certification – Peterson Control Union offers a broad range of services and expertise in a panoply of disciplines. As a consequence, Peterson Control Union is a decentralized, diversified group; but is also an integrated one, driven by a strong team of entrepreneurs who work together closely.
The company was established in 1920 as a privately owned inspection company for grain, which was traded and transported on the rivers and canals of the Netherlands. Over the years, our scope of activities has expanded, the product and services range has grown and our originally Dutch network now has true global reach.
Compliance is a key element in being successful in what we do, and our underlying corporate values are laid down in our business principles, which combine integrity, anti-bribery and fair marketing. It is our firm belief that our integrity and reliability are of utmost importance to our clients and to our reputation.
For this reason, our business principles apply to all transactions large or small and describe the expected behaviour of our employees in every office where Peterson Control Union conducts its business.
By respecting these industry-specific principles and values in ever-changing and complex environments, Peterson Control Union has gained international standing as a fully independent inspection, quality management, and logistics company. We possess national and international accreditations and recognitions related to our specialist activities and we provide services relevant to a wide range of certification programs. The certificates we issue are recognised by authorities in almost every country in the world.
Dedicated People and Systems
We now employ more than 2,000 professionals in more than 50 countries worldwide. They have been chosen for their expertise, drive and dedication in the services we offer. We aim to maintain the highest possible standards and seek for continuous improvement and innovation to serve our clients.
Consistency and quality in our services is achieved through internal quality assessment systems, extensive internal and external training, the development and use of state-of-the-art IT and exchange of know-how between offices and agents.
Safety and Quality
The management of health and safety, the environment and quality is an utmost priority for us, and an integral part of the way we manage our business.
Safety of our employees and safety for the environment are embedded in the heart of our organisation. We continuously invest in the improvement of the safety awareness of our people, in the development of safe materials handling solutions, in environmentally safe working practices and in the implementation of quality and safety systems.
Most Peterson offices are ISO 9001 certified. The oil and gas oriented offices around the North Sea basin also possess ISO 14001 certification, as well as OHSAS 18000. Various members of the Peterson Control Union group have obtained additional accreditations that underline their professionalism in specific areas of expertise. Among these accreditations are ISO/IEC 17020 for certain inspection services, ISO/IEC 17025 for certain laboratory services, ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ISO/IEC 17021 for certain certification services.
Addressing safety and quality issues involves an intense amount of effort and cooperation to ensure that our company vision and policies are translated into real, workable, everyday practices. Issues, that matter to us at all levels.
It is our mission to be a reliable, innovative and safe working partner, creating added value in specialised, high-quality logistics and inspection services.