Ras Al Khaimah - Star Cement, one of the leading manufacturers of cement in the Middle East, successfully achieved three ISO certifications from BSI (British Standards Institution).
In a ceremony held yesterday, Star Cement has been awarded the ISO 9001 QMS Certificate, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS) 18001 Certificate. These certificates have been awarded in recognition of Star Cement’s commitment to business excellence.
Speaking about the important milestone achieved by the company, Mr TVS Chidambaram- Chief Operating Officer at Star Cement said, "We are very proud to have achieved three certifications simultaneously. This milestone emphasise our loyalty to Quality, Environment, Health, Safety and our responsibility to serve the customers more efficiently. I would like to thank the entire team for their remarkable efforts.”
The certificates were handed over to Mr.TVS Chidambaram by Ahmad Al Khatib, General Manager Assurance and Testing BSI MEA in the presence Mr. A.E. Rao VP (Technical) & Unit Head, Mr. Selvan C.- Gen. Manager (TS), Mr. SDK. Sankara Rao, Mgr (Elect) & M.R.(IMS) and other officials from Star Cement and BSI.
“We are all proud to join BSI’s mission of making excellence a habit. This has been achieved with the trust and support of our management team, staff and the confidence of our customers. It took us almost 11 months to get the certification, as we wanted to make sure that we do everything excellent- long journey, but we took it as a challenge for improvement.” added Mr. A.E. Rao, VP (Technical) & Unit Head.
Ahmad Al Khatib, BSI Middle East and Africa, congratulated Star Cement on having achieved three of the most rigorous and demanding management system standards:
“I am delighted to be here to help mark this occasion. I applaud Star Cement for leading by example with their push to achieve first class global standards across their organization. This great achievement is a strong stepping stone for Star Cement towards excellence. It’s an evidence of Star Cement’s continuous efforts and commitment to best practices. I would like to congratulate the entire project team, senior management and all staff members who were involved in this project! ”
Star Cement is the international extension of UltraTech Cement with its Clinkerisation unit in Ras Al Khaimah with split located grinding units in Ajman, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain catering to a vast segment of customers in the building and construction industry. Headquartered in Dubai, Star Cement has a wide network of offices which enable quick response to customers and timely deliveries. Its production range includes: cement products such as Ordinary Portland cement, Sulphate Resistant Cement, Portland Limestone Cement, Oil well cement and other special cements.