Borouge receives four OHSAS, ISO certifications

Borouge receives four OHSAS, ISO certifications
Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO, Borouge, with his team, after receiving the four OHSAS and ISO certifications.
Published: 19 April 2017 - 5:39 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

Borouge has been awarded four international certificates in recognition of its strong commitment to ensuring employees' health and safety at workplaces and effectively managing its quality performance and reliable control of environmental impact.

Borouge has been awarded two OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates in recognition of its Occupational Health & Safety Management System. The certificates were handed over to Borouge by ABS Quality Evaluations, a USA-based international certification and auditing body, upon auditing the rigorous implementation of Borouge’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System upholding its commitment to safe operations at the company’s plants in Ruwais as well as its offices across the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

Two other ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certificates were granted by RINA Services to the Borouge Innovation Centre in recognition of its quality and environmental management systems. The certification helps companies have a systematic approach to continuous improvement of their operations, customer satisfaction, environmental controls and effective, corrective and preventive actions on the identified and potential nonconformities.

“We are very proud to be granted four prestigious certifications by two international certification bodies in recognition of our management systems at Borouge’s operation facilities and offices as well as our innovation centre in Abu Dhabi,” said Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO, Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge).

“This achievement is another milestone in the history of Borouge and it is all attributed to the team work of our dedicated people who were fully committed to maintain a safe workplace at our operational plants in Ruwais and Shanghai as well as at our offices in the Middle East and Asia Pacific,” added Abdulla.

“Receiving these credible certifications from international auditing organisations strongly reflect the increasing competitiveness and importance of Borouge as a leading petrochemical company which has never known any stop in its journey towards achieving excellence,” said Wim Roels, CEO, Borouge Pte Ltd.

“The four granted certificates prove Borouge’s exceptional capability of bringing value and quality to the industry, while acting as a role model in ensuring the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship with regards to operations, marketing and sales as well as innovation hub,” added Roels.

Abdulrahman Essa Al Ateek, acting senior vice president, corporate affairs, and vice president quality management, Borouge, said: “The successful accomplishment of receiving the ISO 9001:2008 certification for our innovation centre is a significant step forward in our journey towards excellence and for the first time all Borouge operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified.”

Hussain Al Hammadi, vice president, corporate health, safety and environment (HSE), Borouge, said: “This is another milestone in the history of Borouge and we are extremely proud of our team and their efforts to attain the OHSAS 18001 certification, which we achieved without applying any changes to our existing Health, Safety and Environment Management System vindicated that our system is robust, proven and being effectively implemented across our facilities.”

Hamda Al Shamsi, vice president, corporate audit and assurance, Borouge, said: “Obtaining the coveted OHSAS 18001 certificate from ABS Quality Evaluations is a demonstration of this commitment to keep people and asset safe at all times, while the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications granted by RINA Services to the Borouge Innovation Centre proves the importance and brilliant efforts that our creative people at the centre have achieved pursuing excellence in everything they do.”

Dr Thorsten Loehl, vice president, innovation, Borouge, said: “Awarding our Borouge Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi with these significant ISO certificates by RINA Services as the external audit authority, reflects our firm commitment to maintain a robust management system along with highest environmental, HSE and quality standards. They also embody Borouge’s vital contribution through its innovation centre to the development of a knowledge-based economy in the UAE as a company focused on ‘value creation through people and innovation’.”

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