Ikeja Electric, one of the electricity distribution companies in Nigeria, has received approval for its Integrated Management System (IMS) after an intensive review of its policies, processes and procedures.
The DisCo was recertified 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 & Safety Management Systems.
The IMS certification which collapses various management systems into a single, overall comprehensive and harmonised management system, increases efficiency and effectiveness, motivates employees and improves document management, and internal and external communication, amongst other benefits.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony at the company’s corporate headquarters, Folake Soetan, MD/CEO of Ikeja Electric, expressed delight at the latest additions to the organisation’s kitty, which further reinforces the company’s unwavering commitment to the promotion of environmental sustainability, safety and well-being of stakeholders and satisfactory customer experience.
She said that Ikeja Electric remains resolute in prioritising quality, health, safety and environment in their daily business operations and “this recertification is a testament to our consistent efforts to uphold the highest standards in all we do.”
Commenting, the Head of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment, Jamiu Badmos, said that this marks a milestone in our journey towards a future that is both technologically advanced and environmentally responsible.
Jamiu reiterated the fact that this is not just a source of pride, but a charge to meet up with the zero-fatality mandate set by the company’s board and management.
“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,“ he said.
While presenting the certificates, the Deputy Lead Auditor, Bluestar Management Systems Pvt. Ltd, Mrs. Oyenike Shobowale, congratulated the Board, management and staff of the company on the outstanding feat, setting it as a global brand.
“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,” she said.
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.’