ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS EXCELLENCE
“If you always think about your dreams or goals, work steadfastly towards them and continue to challenge yourself, you will definitely be able to realize those dreams or goals.” (Tadahi Yanai)
KPC has a goal, a vision of greatness – to be Africa’s premier oil and gas company. With many KPC team members working behind the scenes, the organization has taken a big step towards achieving this vision.
KPC’s Vision 2025, under the Systems and Processes Pillar – ‘Best in the world’, has recently achieved the ISO 14001:2015 Standard for its Environmental Management Systems and OHSAS 18001:2007 Standard for its Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
It is also a well-known fact that KPC has also maintained a Quality Management System (QMS) Certification since 4th July 2007. On 27th June 2017, we successfully transited from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 thus keeping KPC among the leaders in that achievement.
Further, KPC runs Quality Control laboratories in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu. These laboratories are accredited by the Kenya National Accreditation Services (KENAS) to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. The laboratories test refined petroleum products in the KPC system to maintain defined quality specifications that also meet customer requirements.
What is ISO and why is so important about being ISO certified?
You go to school to gain knowledge in your selected discipline, but you pursue a certificate to prove or show the world you have acquired this knowledge.
The International Organization for Standardization develops international standards that describe best practices an organization/company should strive to maintain. “International Standards mean that consumers can have confidence that their products are safe, reliable and of good quality…. regulators and governments count on ISO standards to help develop better regulation, knowing they have a sound basis thanks to the involvement of globally-established experts.” (ISO)
Let us all take a moment to mark this milestone in our journey to greatness.
Comrades, walk proud and stand tall in salutation to this prestigious accomplishment.