Q-CHEM RENEWS ISO, RESPONSIBLE CARE CERTIFICATIONS
Doha, 7 November 2019
Qatar Chemical Company Ltd (Q-Chem) recently received certification on the latest ISO Standard for occupational health and safety management system – ISO 45001:2018, and re-certification on other internationally recognized standards. ISO 45001 is the latest universally accepted ISO code, released in 2018, to help organizations improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions. Q-Chem is one of the few companies registered under American Chemistry Council (ACC), USA, which is certified on both ISO 45001 and RC14001.
Since its inception, Q-Chem and the companies that it operates; Qatar Chemical Company II (Q-Chem II) and Ras Laffan Olefins Company Ltd (RLOC); have been following best international standards in environment, health, safety, and security (EHSS). As part of an on-going commitment, the company has adopted an internal management system known as Operational Excellence (OE) System. The ABS Group Inc - Quality Evaluations, a global expert in management system certifications, conducted an assessment on this OE management system and work processes against the requirements of applicable Responsible Care and ISO standards. Q-Chem has subsequently successfully achieved the following accredited certifications, effective from July-2019.
- Certified on ISO 45001:2018, an ISO Standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management System (first-time)
- Re-certified on RC 14001:2015, an international standard for Responsible Care Management System
- Re-certified on ISO 9001:2015, an ISO Standard for Quality Management System and
- Re-certified on ISO 14001:2015, an ISO Standard for Environmental Management System
Eng. Nasser Jeham Al-Kuwari, Q-Chem CEO said: "Maintaining these world-class standards reflects Q-Chem's commitment and dedication to achieving its vision. We recognize the integral role that our employees, contractors, stake holders, the board of directors play to develop and implement a safe working environment to meet and exceed international standards." He added, "Reliable operation and continuous improvement is the foundation to achieve outstanding performance. We continuously strive to enhance our systems, protect our people, assets, and the environment." He continued "Q-Chem has cultivated a reputation for high safety and quality standards. The recently introduced 'Journey to Zero' program is one of those efforts aimed at eliminating potential risks to processes and reinforcing personal safety."
R.S. Mani, Regional General Manager, ABS QE, Middle East commented that they are pleased to present ISO-9001; RC-14001; ISO-14001 & ISO 45001 certification to Q-Chem. He said " ABS Quality Evaluations takes great pride in assisting its clients to implement leading business processes in order to deliver high-quality performance. He applauded Q-Chem on this significant achievement. and said that Q-Chem has developed, deployed and continually maintains an integrated management system that conforms to the requirements of ISO-9001; RC-14001; ISO-14001 & ISO-45001, and that the commitment to EHSSQ performance demonstrated by the Q-Chem executive leadership team makes its management system a benchmark in the industry."