After being the first company in West and North Africa to obtain International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) certification in ISO 45001:2018 and 14001:2015, the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL), has retained its certification.
The success was attributed to the company’s leading track record in implementation of quality, health, safety, environment and occupational health policies and procedures.
Retaining these certifications was achieved after a rigorous and transparent audit process conducted by RINA at LADOL Free Zone.
BusinessDay understands that LADOL’s management system keeps sustainability at its core while the Occupational Health and Safety as well as the Environment standards the company maintains, reflects this throughout its operations.
Recall that LADOL transitioned to the ISO 45001:2018, the Occupational Health and Safety Management system in December 2018, and also retained its certifications for ISO 14001:2015, the Environment Management System in the same year, meaning that LADOL is ISO 9001 certified.
“This success comes at the end of a very challenging year, when many hurdles have been thrown in LADOL’s way,” said Amy Jadesimi, managing director of LADOL.
Expressing gratitude, she said that LADOL staff and management team have remained focused on the company’s core business by working hard and diligently to meet and exceed the standards achieved in 2018.
“Getting ISO certifications and our commitment to achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) are not about reaching for empty goals or accolades. This was about ensuring the company’s long-term success for decades to come by building on strong foundations that will enable us to scale both locally and globally – helping Nigeria to become West Africa’s hub,” she stated.
She dedicated the successes to the entire LADOL staff and management team that had shown example of what real team work can achieve.
The ISO 45001:2018 certification is a badge of honour, confirming that LADOL provides safe and healthy workplace for its employees, contractors and clients, by preventing work-related injuries and ill health, as well as proactively improving its OH&S performance.
Meanwhile, ISO 14001:2015 confirms LADOL’s adherence to the highest global environmental standards. As the company’s systems are linked to achieving the United Nations’ 17 SDGs, there was deep and sincere focus on more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, which gained the company, a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.