Tecom gets latest HSE certifications
Dubai, May 24, 2009
Tecom Investments, a leading developer of knowledge-based business clusters and a member of Dubai Holding, has successfully completed a health, safety and environment audit to acquire OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications.
Dubai office of Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an independent global organization headquartered in Oslo, Norway, performed the preliminary audit on Tecom Investments, which already possesses the ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 certificates.
With the latest audit DNV recommended Tecom Investments for OHSAS 18001:2007 version and continuation of ISO 14001:2004.
The OHSAS 18001 certificate focuses on occupational health and safety with the aim of enhancing the highest standards already in place including minimizing risks to employees at the workplace, improving the existing occupational health and safety management systems, and demonstrating diligence.
The standard was revised in 2007 giving more emphasis to occupational health.
The ISO 14001 certificate addresses various aspects of environmental management including identifying and controlling the environmental impact of its activities, improving its environmental performance continually, and implementing a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets.
Abdullatif Almulla, group chief executive officer of Tecom Investments, said, 'We have consistently made a conscious effort to instill a great sense of responsibility and accountability in everything we do.'
'In pursuing the most up-to-date ISO and OHSAS certifications, we are reaffirming our commitment to implementing and complying with international best practices.'
“Our employees and business partners, their safety and well-being, are of paramount importance to us. We are aware that the foundation for any successful organization is its stakeholders and in seeking to earn this international certification, we have validated our commitment to them.”
Hussain Dawood Ali, executive director of Quality and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Department, Tecom Investments, said: 'Today’s global and highly competitive environment requires that organizations are always looking inward to determine ways for improving and consequently staying ahead of the competition.'
'Upgrading the certifications that we already possess and ensuring that only the best international practices are implemented at Tecom will give us a competitive advantage in the market.'
Recently, Tecom Investments achieved outstanding results in an internal organizational assessment exercise based on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model and scoring methodology. It also scored 92 per cent in the Dubai Holding annual HSE assessment.-TradeArabia News Service