Gas and power firm, Axxela Limited has become the first organisation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to hold the ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management, and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications simultaneously.
The company made this known in a statement on Thursday, February 21, after the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) adjudged it to have achieved implementation, evaluation, and certification of the Integrated Management Systems.
The company said the achievement underscores its longstanding commitment to Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management.
An Integrated Management System (IMS) collates all of an organisation’s systems and processes in to one holistic framework, enabling it function as a single unit with streamlined objectives.
Speaking on the accomplishment, Axxela CEO, Bolaji Osunsanya said: “We constantly strive to apply global best practices across all facets of our enterprise to maintain a high standard of quality, occupational health and protection of the environment.
“My commendations go out to the Axxela team for continually pushing the envelope, and as we advance economic empowerment and industrialisation across the region, these integrated certifications are testament to our collective efficacy as an organisation.”
Axxela’s EHSQ Manager, Uche Okpala also said: “We actively engage SON, the frontline certification body and Nigerian representative of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), to provide objective assessments of our management systems. Since 2009, our Quality Management System was certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
“This heralded subsequent efforts to consolidate this achievement with certifications in Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2004) and Occupational Health & Safety (ISO 45001:2018).
“In keeping with the maintenance requirements of these standards, we have always maintained our certifications to the latest revisions, culminating in our most recent implementation, transition and certification across the three Integrated Management Systems.”