Al Wathba Company for Central Services (AWCCS), regional leaders in the provision of vehicle, plant and equipment solutions, has been awarded triple certification in OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, validating their commitment to health and safety, quality and the environment.
Each certification required AWCCS to meet specific globally recognised industry standards. ISO 9001 confirms an organisation is adhering to international quality management standards, while ISO 14001 verifies they are effectively managing and mitigating their impact on the environment. The third certification, OHSAS 18001, verifies a company is providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees.
As well as setting AWCCS apart in the marketplace by adopting these international standards, the three certifications also align with AWCCS’s guiding principles to maintain high-quality standards with environmental awareness and to safeguard the wellbeing of employees and customers.
In order to meet the standards required, AWCCS built an integrated management system, designed to address all the necessary criteria covered by the certification, and worked with staff across all divisions to ensure that the management processes were adopted and became part of everyday business. Once the systems were in place, the three-stage external audit, performed by Bureau Veritas, saw AWCCS certified in all three categories, a full two weeks ahead of the planned deadline.
“By achieving these certifications we have demonstrated that AWCCS is committed to maintaining international standards in quality, health and safety and the environment,” said Paul Greenwood, CEO of AWCCS.
“By implementing these standards my belief is that you create a safer and more responsible working environment, which improves staff morale and customer service. However, this is not the end of the story, only the beginning, as these management initiatives are all about an ongoing cycle of planning, implementation, review and improvement. Therefore, in addition to our annual external audit, we will also continue our own internal monthly review to identify how we can further improve our performance in these key areas,” he added.
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