Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and its regulatory arm Dubai Maritime City Authority have been awarded with ISO certification.
DNV has awarded quality, safety and environmental ISO certification to Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and its regulatory arm Dubai Maritime City Authority. DMC aims to become the world"s first purpose-built maritime centre when it is completed in 2012.
Dubai Maritime City, part of the Dubai World Group of companies, and Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), Dubai's premier maritime regulatory authority, have recently been awarded ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications (see below for full standard names) in recognition of their strong focus towards quality, health and safety and environmental management practices.
DMC and DMCA have also been awarded a certificate of compliance to PAS 99:2006 in recognition of the integration of their management systems and for reaping the benefits of adopting a single integrated management system covering all three spheres. They are the first and currently the only organisations in the Middle East to be awarded the PAS 99 compliance certificate by DNV.
The certificates were presented by DNV"s CEO Dr Henrik O. Madsen to Amer Ali, CEO of DMCA who said: ?DMC and DMCA opted for the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 endorsements as these standards are widely acknowledged for quality, environmental, health and safety management systems. The certifications stipulate how the two organisations need to implement effective mechanisms for the satisfaction of their customers, and the welfare of their employees and communities. They also indicate our commitment to sound environmental practices and proactive implementation of strategies, while providing a safe working environment for our employees and sub-contractors.?
He added, ?Most of our customers operate internationally; therefore it is easier for them to refer to a service provider singing the international language. The process however does not stop here; DMC and the DMCA will embark on continual improvement of performance as required by the certified management systems and we will make sure that they be harnessed and translated into organisational excellence and business sustainability. This will be the target."
High levels of compliance
DNV"s CEO Henrik O. Madsen thanked DMC and DMCA for choosing DNV and commented, "The certification represents the leadership values and focus toward the integrated management of quality, health & safety and the environment that DMC and DMCA are committed to fulfil. The DNV audit team performed an extensive verification process of compliance toward the standards and found high levels of compliance and commitment throughout the organisation, We would like to express our congratulations to DMC and DMCA for their unparalleled commitment in achieving notable organisational excellence."
Dubai Maritime City is currently progressing ahead of schedule in the development of the world"s largest multi-dimensional maritime hub. The 227-hectare city will offer a mixed-use environment covering every aspect of industrial, commercial and leisure requirements for maritime businesses on completion in 2012.