Al Jaber Group's Operations Department achieves triple certifications

2008-01-05

The Operations Division of Al Jaber Group has been accredited to the three world-leading certifications in quality, environment and occupational health and safety management. The Division is in charge of the logistics, maintenance and construction equipment rental

Abu Dhabi, Saturday, January 05 – 2008 — Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certificates awarded Al Jaber (Operations) with the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 certifications.

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The three certificates are for the ‘logistics’ and ‘maintenance management of equipment, machinery and vehicles’ and ‘materials for the transport and construction industries’ by Al Jaber (Operations). One of only a handful of companies in the region to hold all three certifications, this is a new milestone that cements Al Jaber reputation as a leader in the market.

Mr. Obaid Al Jaber, Chairman, Al Jaber Group, said: ‘Al Jaber Group has always been committed to the highest standards in quality and occupational health & safety. As part of our corporate social responsibility programme, we also take concerted strategies to adopt environment-friendly measures in all aspects of our work. These certificates, thus, are a reiteration of our work philosophy’.

DNV conducted elaborate supervision at the office premises, workshops and sites of Al Jaber (Operations) to assess the company’s conformance to international management standards. Mr. Torger Baardseth of DNV presented the certificates to Mr Saher Hamd, Managing Director – Operations of Al Jaber Group.

Mr Mohammed Al Jaber, Group Chief Executive Officer, Al Jaber Group, said: ‘Al Jaber (Operations) has been a pioneer in construction equipment rental and workshop management. By winning the three certificates, we highlight our commitment to quality, environmental-friendly work processes and the upkeep of strong occupational health & safety norms’.

Mrs. Fatima Al Jaber, Group Chief Operating Officer, Al Jaber Group, added: ‘All our processes conform to international standards. This is in line with our operational philosophy of having world-class standards in all aspects of our work. The adherence to high quality, in turn, helps us to enhance value in the offerings to our customers.’

Mr. Saher Hamd, Managing Director, Operations, said that Al Jaber is second to none in operations and fully committed to maintaining quality and prime standards with emphasis on health, safety and environment. He added: ‘Our work processes have been streamlined to maximise quality and efficiency through the effective and safe use of manpower and technology. As a multifaceted group, we are committed to protecting the environment, which is an integral part of our business strategy.’

Al Jaber (Operations) has a seafront maintenance facility that spans over 250,000 sq m, and a highly skilled workforce. The company has a fleet of wide-ranging transport and construction equipment in excess of 8,000 units, and is supported by a management strategy of expanding to new markets in the Middle East, East Asia and Europe.

The ISO9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 are the highest internationally recognized certificates that place Al Jaber (Operations) on par with global companies