DropETA Achieves Environmental Impact In Freight Logistics Through Technology Accreditation

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Pictured above with his All-Star Medallion & certificate is DropETA Founder Hugo Lord.

Dunshaughlin based transport start-up DropETA has achieved its second consecutive Business All-Star Accreditation.

Founded by Hugo Lord, DropETA is a transport marketplace designed to simplify the booking of transport. The online service brings senders and transporters together in the most efficient way possible.

Drop ETA has been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation with its Environmental Impact In Freight Logistics Through Technology Accreditation for its contribution to the transport and logistics industry.

Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.

The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Reacting to the announcement, Co-Founder Hugo Lord said:

This accolade is our second Business All-Star Accreditation, and it’s one we are immensely proud of achieving. We are delighted to be part of an elite business community with access to some of the country’s finest entrepreneurs and business leaders and all the opportunity that comes with that. I see this Accreditation as a hallmark of quality that lets our current and future clients know that we are an organisation that prioritises quality and excellent customer service. We see a future with no empty trucks on the road and are excited to continue innovating and working with businesses to help them ship responsibly and make a difference.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “DropETA has achieved AIBF Environmental Impact In Freight Logistics Through Technology Accreditation in recognition of the company’s conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity. DropETA is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer-dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about DropETA, visit their All-Star showcase page here.