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Business Excellence: The Impact of ISO Implementation on Borouge Production Company

Read how ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. helped a major petrochemical company and manufacturer of polyolefin solutions, Borouge Production Company, implement ISO certifications to help assure their business and operations. 

Project Objectives

Business Excellence: The Impact of ISO Implementation on Borouge Production Company

Project Overview

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification and industry-led standards establish credibility and trust among stakeholders, including consumers, clients and business partners. In today's international marketplace, this designation validates that an organization adheres to global standards of quality assurance, manufacturing and business. 

Over the years, Borouge Production Company, a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions for the infrastructure, energy, mobility, healthcare, agriculture and advanced packaging industries, in over fifty countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, has achieved various certifications around the globe, reaffirming its commitment to quality principles and leadership efforts in promoting strong management systems that have contributed to the organization's growth. 

Certification Achievements
  • IATF 16949:2016
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 45001:2018
  • ISO 5001:2018
  • RC 14001:2015

Continual Improvements in Facilities Around the World

ISO 45001  –Implementing Best Practices for Health and Safety

Borouge wanted to strengthen their Occupational Health and Safety Management System. The organization was already executing its operations in line with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Code of Practices (ADNOC CoPs) but was seeking additional certification from an independent third party and selected ABS QE.

As a result, Borouge implemented ISO 45001 in Singapore and Abu Dhabi locations. This standard provides a framework to help control, identify and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within the workplace while boosting performance. This demonstrated Borouge's commitment to maintaining a safe workplace at plants and offices worldwide.

ISO 9001:2015 –A Successful Quality Management System Transition

In a commitment to its organizational growth, Borouge transitioned its management system from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, the latest revision to the quality standard. The audits, completed by ABS QE, were performed at various Borouge locations, including Abu Dhabi, China, Singapore and India.

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification (and remaining certified to the ISO 9001 standard since 2002) played a pivotal role in Borouge exceeding stakeholder expectations. It supports their commitment to meet their customers' quality requirements, enhance satisfaction and seamlessly apply all relevant regulatory requirements.

ISO 14001 and RC14001® –A Value-Added Approach to Operations in the Chemical Industry

The implementation and certification to ISO 14001 and RC14001® standards included the head offices of Borouge in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, the Company's petrochemicals manufacturing facility in Ruwais and its compounding manufacturing plant in Shanghai.

ISO 14001 sets up an effective environmental management system that helps organizations, like Borouge, to reduce consumption and cut costs while increasing environmental stewardship. RC14001® supports the continuous improvement in safe chemicals management and excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance.

The Result

By implementing these international standards and partnering with ABS QE to complete certification, Borouge has demonstrated its commitment to promoting safer, more reliable and profitable operations within the oil, gas and chemical value chain.

Partnering with ABS Quality Evaluations

"The awarding of this certification by such an international auditing organization embodies our commitment to implement a strong quality management system that has put us on a path of continuous improvement." Wim Roels, former CEO of Borouge Pte Ltd.

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