UAE: ADPC Initiatives Recognised with Prestigious ISO Certificiaton
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announced today that the prestigious ISO 14001 & 18001 certificates have been extended across the entire Ports Unit in recognition of continuous improvement of international health, safety and environmental practices.
The ISO 14001 & 18001 certification was awarded to ADPC’s Ports Unit following a successful audit of the ADPC’s Ports Unit health, safety and environment management systems. Mr. Willem Moelker VP Area Marine Business Development Manager Middle East & Africa from Lloyd’s Register EMEA presented the certificate to Capt. Mohamed Al Shamisi, Vice President of Ports Unit ADPC.
Commenting on the occasion, Capt. Al Shamisi said: “We always aim to achieve the highest operational standards and we believe that ensuring appropriate health, safety and environment practices is essential for the protection of our employees and the environment in which we operate. We would like to thank the Lloyd’s Register EMEA for their support and recognition and look forward to further improving and developing as we go forward with our projects.”
Mr. Willem Moelker from Lloyd’s Register EMEA, added: “Abu Dhabi Ports Company has demonstrated a commitment to adhering to international standards and we are pleased to have awarded the Ports Unit with the ISO 14001 & 18001 certificate after a comprehensive audit.”
ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects.
The OHSAS 18001 covers Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in order to enable businesses to be confident they are doing all they can to protect their employees. It also allows the business to ensure they are operating according to their stated health and safety policies. ISO 18001 has a focus on continuous improvement which is particularly important for health and safety.
Dredging Today Staff, April 16, 2012; Image: adpc