Integrated Management System accreditation assures clients of quality, compliance and value
Dubai, 26 January 2015 – GAC’s Global Hub Services (GHS) has been awarded a trio of certificates after successfully completing independent integrated audits by DNV GL, the world’s leading ship and offshore classification society.
GHS was awarded the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates for its Port Call and Disbursement Account Management Services. Together, they form the Integrated Management System accreditation, given to firms that have unified their business process for increased competitiveness, efficiency and profit.
GHS first achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management Systems in 2005, and has been successfully reaccredited in the latest round of DNV GL audits. Following the GAC Group’s commitment to a culture of health and safety, GHS has also stepped up to claim the OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, and the ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for its Environmental Management Systems.
The trio of certificates were presented to GHS Director Peter Osterman by Christos Markopoulos, Marketing and Sales Manager of DNV GL – Business Assurance, at the GHS office in Dubai. Mr Markopoulos noted that it was an achievement that required effort and commitment at all levels – something which GAC’s Global Hub Services had displayed since its first ISO certification.
“These three globally recognised certificates send a strong message about the way we operate. They give us competitive advantage in terms of streamlined processes, customer confidence and, most importantly, minimised risks, ” adds Osterman. “We pass these advantages on to our clients in the form of value and cost savings, in turn boosting customer confidence. Our Integrated Management System thinking is a natural fit for our day to day operations, and helps us ensure that our clients receive the best value for money spent.”