May 16, 2024
  • The certificate, which was issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors, attests to the level of adherence to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with a definition of Internal Auditing, and the Code of Ethics.
  • The award ceremony was attended by Gabriela González-Valdés, Director General of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Laura Templado Martín, Logista’s Corporate Internal Audit Manager

Logista, one of Europe’s largest logistics operators, has been awarded the Quality Assessment Review certificate by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IAI) for the excellence of its Internal Auditing which plays a key role in identifying and mitigating risks, as well as in continuously improving business processes.


This recognition highlights Logista’s commitment to excellence in business, the highest standards of good corporate practice, control and transparency in all its operations. This international certification is based on a rigorous assessment process covering several key aspects of internal auditing, including the effectiveness of audit processes, staff competence, as well as adherence to international standards and the Code of Ethics of the internal auditing profession.


The Institute of Internal Auditors is a globally recognised body which assesses and promotes best practice in internal auditing. Its certification is a mark of quality that reflects the dedication and professionalism of companies and their internal audit teams in adopting and driving professional standards and best practices in this field.


The certificate was presented at the Expert Forum held on 24 April, and was attended by Gabriela González-Valdés, Director General of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Laura Templado Martín, Logista’s Corporate Internal Audit Manager, and Diana Muñiz López, Logista’s Internal Audit Manager. During the meeting, the company also participated in a panel discussion on the impacts of the new Global Internal Audit Standards.


Laura Templado, Corporate Internal Audit Manager at Logista said: “We are proud to be awarded this certificate, which is a great recognition for the entire internal audit team and the organisation, the fruit of many years’ work. Our goal is to continue to strive for excellence in business and to continue to add value in our role.


About Logista -

Logista is one of the largest logistics operators in Europe and specialises in distribution to local channels. It regularly serves almost 200,000 points of sale in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Poland and offers the best and fastest market access to a wide range of convenience products, pharmaceuticals, electronic top-up, books, publications, tobacco and lotteries, among others It is also notable for being the largest transport network in Spain, which is also certified in food safety.   


Logista has a team of highly qualified professionals made up of more than 7,450 direct employees and a large number of collaborators such as Nacex franchisees, Logista Parcel delegates, drivers, etc. Employees and collaborators all work focused on serving their customers in the most efficient way and adapted to their needs.    


Commitment to sustainability

Logista has maintained its leadership position in CDP, which recognises global leaders in the fight against climate change, for seven consecutive years. Logista is the only European logistics company to have been listed in this category over this period.


Furthermore, Logista’s firm commitment to sustainability was recognised in October 2024 by Sustainalytics, one of the world’s foremost evaluators of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance. After assessing the Company’s ESG criteria, it has awarded it an ESG risk rating of 16.5 points, thus classifying it as being at Low Risk of experiencing material financial exposure to ESG factors and certifying it as Industry TOP RATED 2024 - which assesses high performance in its sector beyond the Sustainalytics comprehensive coverage universe - earning it one of the top 50 ratings in the transport industry.


Another consequence of its firm commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is that Logista has once again been placed among the leaders in the sector by being recognised in 2024 with an MSCI rating of AA, on a scale of AAA-CCC. 


Logista is also listed on the FTSE4Good IBEX index, which comprises companies that exhibit strong environmental, social and corporate governance practices, and on the Ibex Gender Equality index. It was also included in the Ibex 35 in 2022.