Ikeja Electric (IE) has announced the recertification of its Integrated Management System (IMS) with three major certifications – ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems, and ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
The certification collapses various management systems into one; increases efficiency and effectiveness; motivates employees; improves document management; internal and external communication, among other benefits.
Folake Soetan, the firm’s managing director and chief executive, during the recertification presentation in Lagos, said the recertification has further reinforced the company’s commitment to the promotion of environmental sustainability, safety and well-being of stakeholders, and satisfactory customer experience.
“Ikeja Electric remains resolute in prioritising quality, health, safety, and environment in our daily business operations and this recertification is a testament to our consistent efforts to uphold the highest standards in all we do.”
Jamiu Badmos, IE’s head, quality, health, safety & environment, noted that achieving the feat of three distinctive certifications at once is the first of its kind in the industry. He added that it is a milestone in the Disco’s journey towards a future that is both technologically advanced and environmentally responsible.
“Even though our performance and numbers set us ahead within the energy value chain, we need to get to the point where we have no fatality recorded for staff or third party; as the leader of the DisCos,” Badmos submitted.
Presenting the certification, Oyenike Shobowale, the deputy lead auditor, Bluestar Management Systems Pvt. Ltd, “Ikeja Electric is the new pace setter on the energy value chain and other stakeholders need to step up their game in their dealings with the company. It is important, however, to keep reviewing the system and making improvements.”
Shobowale therefore stated that the leadership of Ikeja Electric is steadfast in its commitment to operational excellence, leveraging technology to enhance exceptional service delivery and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in the energy sector through its mantra, ‘Customer First, Technology Now.’