Doha, Qatar - 10 November, 2014: Following a rigorous audit, RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) has been recertified by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for its Quality Management (ISO 9001:2008), Environment Management (ISO 14001:2004) and Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001:2007) systems. This confirms and reinforces RasGas' continuous drive for excellence, through a relentless focus on quality, environment and occupational health and safety management systems.
"On behalf of the BSI, I would like to congratulate RasGas for driving forward and re-shaping the boundaries of operational excellence via the use of standardisation solutions. The BSI has been privileged to see how RasGas has used standardisation solutions to improve processes and reduce risks in all its operations," said Omar Rashid, General Manager of BSI Qatar.
The BSI, which is the world's first national standards body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), presented the recertification to Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas Chief Executive Officer at its headquarters in Doha's West Bay.
"RasGas' steady focus on accident prevention, maintaining an inherent culture of excellence and commitment to best practice and quality has established it as an industry leader. This ISO and OHSAS recertification encourages RasGas' management to oversee systematic and continuous improvement of its practices, and encourages the integration and alignment of the organisation's strategy and operations," said Al Mohannadi.
RasGas received its first ISO and Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) certification in 1999 and has continuously met the world class ISO and OHSAS standards through its stringent RasGas Elements for Excellence (RGEE) programme which provides an integrated framework of quality, safety, health and environment management systems.
The ISO recertification ceremony coincides with the week marking World Quality Day being observed on November 13th. World Quality day was introduced by the United Nations in 1990 to increase worldwide awareness in which quality contributes to transitioning a nation's and an organisation's growth and prosperity.