Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has granted Al-Watania for Industries (WFI), a leading downstream manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia, the globally-recognised ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. The three certifications were awarded to WFI for successfully meeting the international standard requirements for implementing integrated Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems across its main office in Riyadh, as well as in its five Strategic Business Units (SBUs) in the Kingdom.
An official award ceremony was held at WFI and was attended by the company’s board of directors and leadership team. All certificates, accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), were presented by Samir Ahmed, General Manager for Business Assurance for the Gulf region at Intertek,to Sheikh Fahad Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, WFI’s Vice Chairman, and Eng. Ibrahim I. Behairi, WFI’s Chief Executive Officer. Also present at the ceremony were Mahaboobulla H. Shariff, Corporate EHS Manager, Fahad A. Alayed, Vice President – Corporate Services, Abdul Karim M Al Nuhayer, Vice President – Marketing, Planning & Business Development, Mohammad Zafar, General Manager, Al-Watania Bricks, Abdullah A. Al Araik, Sales and Marketing General Manager, WAPER – RCF/ETP, Saeed M. AlQahtani, President, Al-Watania for Containers Mfg. – Saudi Arabia & International Caps – Dubai, UAE, and Eng. Abdullah M. Al-Zahrani, President, Al-Watania Plastics.
Eng. Ibrahim I. Behairi, WFI’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Intertek’s high level of technical expertise and customer-focused approach ensured that the certification process was achieved in a smooth, efficient way. Our sincere thanks go to the team at Intertek for demonstrating outstanding professionalism and for extending excellent support throughout the exercise.”
Samir Ahmed, General Manager for Business Assurance for the Gulf region at Intertek, congratulated WFI for this achievement: “The certification of WFI to the three most coveted international standards is a great milestone for the company, following its implementation of integrated management systems. Completing these global management standards reflect the ability of WFI to streamline its processes in a way that will allow it to continually improve and enhance its performance. The commitment of the top management to successfully implement this system across the company’s business units is also highly commendable. We thank WFI for choosing us as its strategic partner to achieve this excellence.”
Organisations in any sector and of any size can implement integrated management systems which uses an integrated approach across all audit criteria. Consequently, integrated audits guarantee lower certification costs, prevent multiple interruptions to the organization, and reduce the need for separate documentations through streamlined processes. Intertek’s comprehensive range of auditing and certification services ensure that management systems are optimised to facilitate successful growth, lower costs, and add strategic value.