Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) has been successfully recertified in Integrated Management System (IMS) for Quality, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety (OH & S), Responsible Care (RC) and Energy. The recertification is an affirmation of QAFCO's conformance to the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, RC 14001 and ISO 50001 standards, respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, QAFCO Chairman, Mr. Said Mobarak Al- Mohannadi, said, “We, at QAFCO, have always believed in our commitment towards delivering on quality without compromising on the principles of safety and environment. QAFCO has a long history with management systems and strongly consider them as essential tools for delivering on our commitments. This recertification is a validation of our belief in our management systems”
QAFCO Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Suwaidi expressed, “QAFCO has been among the early believers and adopters of Management Systems for its various business processes. Over the years, the management systems have helped QAFCO endeavor and drive continual improvement across all processes as well as promote and foster a culture of safety, health and environmental consciousness”
QAFCO adopted the transition to the revised standards of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and RC 14001:2015 and underwent the transition audit along with the recertification audit of its IMS in September 2017 itself, although the time for transition is available till September 2018. Accredited third-party certification body conducted the recertification audit and issued the certification, which is valid until November 2020. QAFCO was also assessed and certified for “Product Stewardship Excellence” under the IFA Protect & Sustain program.
QAFCO is also among the first few organizations in the State of Qatar to be certified to the ISO 50001, for Energy Management System. In addition, QAFCO is also certified for the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), ISO 17025, ISO 17020.The recertification is yet another achievement in QAFCO’s close to five-decade-long history, and QAFCO's association with certifications dates as early as 1996.