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First Combined DQS-Certificate awarded to GL Group

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Christian Ulrich Diehl, Senior Vice President Group Quality, Governance & Risk, Pekka Paasivaara, Member of GL Group's Executive Board, Erik van der Noordaa, CEO GL Group, Götz Blechschmidt, DQS Managing Director, Dr Joachim Segatz, Member of GL Group's Executive Board, Ramón Azúa, Head of Department Group QHSE Management and Gert Krüger, DQS's Head of Key Account Management.

Christian Ulrich Diehl, Senior Vice President Group Quality, Governance & Risk, Pekka Paasivaara, Member of GL Group’s Executive Board, Erik van der Noordaa, CEO GL Group, Götz Blechschmidt, DQS Managing Director, Dr Joachim Segatz, Member of GL Group’s Executive Board, Ramón Azúa, Head of Department Group QHSE Management and Gert Krüger, DQS’s Head of Key Account Management.

GL Group has passed a DQS management system audit in the fields of quality, environment, occupational health and safety.

Hamburg, 12 February 2013 – The GL Group has received a combined certificate of compliance with the BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards after successfully passing an integrated management system audit conducted by the German certification body DQS. The Group is the first technical advisor for assurance, consulting, classification and certification to receive such a combined matrix certificate.

Erik van der Noordaa, CEO of the GL Group, was delighted to receive the certificate from DQS managing director Götz Blechschmidt at the GL Group’s head office in Hamburg. “The combined certification is a clear reflection of GL Group’s ambition to continue to take the company in a direction that makes it safer, smarter and greener. I am very grateful for the dedication and cooperation of the DQS team who worked with us in the process of attaining this certification. Both companies invested several months of intensive planning, training, documentation and internal audits across our three business segments to reach this successful conclusion.”

The DQS certificate was issued as proof of the compliance of the GL Group’s management system with these international standards that assess occupational health and safety management systems, BS OHSAS 18001, the quality standards of products and services, ISO 9001, and the environmental friendliness of processes, products and services, ISO 14001.

About the GL Group:
GL provides classification, verification and engineering consulting services to the maritime, renewables and oil & gas industries. The Group has offices in more than 80 countries and operates more than 200 stations worldwide. Since its foundation as a classification society in 1867, it has built up global delivery capabilities in each of its three business segments with a comprehensive service portfolio in technical assurance and consulting.

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