New Heights in Sight as KPC Acquires New Quality Certification
KPC has received international recognition for its quality control reinforcing its capabilities to deliver quality products and services to her customers. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate for quality management systems aligned with international benchmarks for standards in quality assurance and customer service was recently handed over to KPC by the SGS Managing Director Albert Stockell.
Receiving the certificate on behalf of the company, KPC Managing Director Joe Sang expressed appreciation for the support and good partnership from SGS. ‘KPC has established a reputation for efficiently receiving, storing, transporting and delivering of petroleum products and providing related services to our customers. This certification symbolizes our commitment to this mandate and the ISO accreditations are a milestone in KPC’s journey of excellence," he said.
SGS MD Albert Stockell (c) with KPC senior management.
The certificate, which is valid for three years, was secured following several path-breaking audits with KPC recording strong performance across all touch-points. “We are committed to further enhancement of excellence standards across all our operations in line with our Vision 2025 to promote quality, sustainability, innovation, and customer satisfaction,” Joe said.
Mr Stockell thanked KPC for the confidence it has in SGS and added that the certification is critical for future transition from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001: 2015 which is good for quality management systems. “I commend KPC for your constant preparedness for audit. This clearly shows that you are a learning organization that is keen to grow into new frontiers,” he pointed out. In addition to accrediting ISO 9001:2008 certification, SGS also carries out diverse tasks such as tank inspection.
The ISO benchmark sets standards on how organizations should streamline and manage their activities efficiently as well as measuring how they are meeting the needs and expectations of their customers. The ISO 9001 certification is undoubtedly a major milestone that serves to re-energize the institution’s quest to be Africa’s Premier Oil and Gas Company.
KPC MD Joe Sang (3rd right) receives the ISO 9001:2008 certificate from SGS MD Albert Stockell.