ZonesCorp Maintains Highest International Standards across its Operations with 4 ISO Certifications
This follows the development, documentation & implementation of a comprehensive, integrated management system for quality, and environmental management systems (MS) according to the latest versions of 2015, and occupational health & safety MS OHSAS 18001:2007, and the integration of the three systems as per the international standard Pas 99, beside the ISO 27001:2013 for information security MS, the MS were internally developed and documented & implemented by the ZonesCorp team as result of couple of months of serious and great team work, the scope of certification covers all the main operational areas after being externally audited by French conformity assessment firm Bureau Veritas.
In addition to the in-house development of management systems, ZonesCorp has built an internal audit team that will monitor the system implementation and delivery of services across the business in an internal audit on quarterly basis, advising improvements corrective action as required.
ISO certifications are international recognised standards relating to the various areas of the operation of an organisation. Specifically ZonesCorp’s certifications relate to quality of customer service (ISO 9001), environmental standards (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001) and information security (ISO 27001).
Certification means that ZonesCorp has been assessed against internationally recognized standards and operates to the highest levels of quality and service. Certification is part of ZonesCorp’s continual commitment to improving resource efficiency, reducing waste, and driving down costs as well as promoting a best practice working environment.
HE Saeed Issa Al Khaili, Director General, ZonesCorp commented:
“We are constantly seeking to raise our standards throughout all areas of our operations in support of Abu Dhabi’s vision for a progressive, sustainable and internationally recognised manufacturing industry. We aim to be role models to our partners, investors and peers by promoting internationally recognised best practice and certification is another important milestone in pursuing this goal.
Mubarak Zayed Al Mansouri, EVP of the Regulatory Affairs Unit at ZonesCorp said:
“Certification enables us to independently demonstrate that all areas of our operation meet international best practices. Adherence to these standards provides assurance and comfort to company management, employees, investors and other external stakeholders that ZonesCorp has the best possible controls and procedures in place to deliver a high level of service across all areas of the business. Specifically it will help our investors to achieve their goals – our guidelines and process are all online and monitored, adding an additional layer of transparency. It is also important to note that our integrated management system enhances our interaction with other governement entities by making us more aligned with their systems.”
Fahad Albraidi, VP of EHS of ZonesCorp said: “We are very proud of this achievement, particularly because the system was developed internally and being certified is evidence its effectiveness. We developed the system following considerable consultation and input from the various departments within ZonesCorp to ensure that we continue to build a culture of quality. Furthermore the system is ‘forward looking’, it was developed with the capacity to make continuous improvements and modifications that accommodate the constantly changing business environment; and, perhaps more importantly, as the services we offer grow, we can quickly and effectively align our processes accordingly.”
Mr. AbdelKader Belmahdi- QHSE Lead Auditor from the ISO certifying body Bureau Veritas said: “Bureau Veritas has been had a fruitful professional association with ZonesCorp for more than 4 years now and we are pleased to be working alongside them through their 2nd cycle of certification. It is an impressive achievement to have attained certification of 5 standards certifications as well as the development & implementation of a comprehensive integrated management system; ZonesCorp is one of first organizations that achieved this. Moreover ZonesCorp is ahead of the curve attaining these certificates in record time and ahead of schedule.” Bureau Veritas and through its 1500 offices in more than 140 countries around the world is committed to support their client in all fields of business and industry to ensure that they move forward with confidence.