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ABS Quality Evaluations Certifies Borouge to OHSAS 18001: 2007 Standard

April 5, 2017

The certification has been granted as the result of thorough and rigorous implementation of the Company's Health and Safety Management System.

(Houston) ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), a subsidiary of ABS Group, has granted OHSAS 18001 Certification to Borouge, a leading petrochemical company based in the United Arab Emirates. The OHSAS 18001: 2007 certificate for the Company's management system covers Production and Sales and Marketing activities. OHSAS 18001 Certification specifies requirements for a Health and Safety Management System and enables the organization to have a systematic approach to continuous improvement of its health and safety performance through robust risk management, proactive loss prevention and reduced incidents and accidents.

The certification has been granted to Borouge as a result of thorough and rigorous implementation of the Company's Health and Safety Management System. Recognizing the importance of occupational health and safety of personnel and upholding its commitment to safer operations, Borouge has been proactively executing its operations in line with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Code of Practices (ADNOC CoPs), which require adequate planning and operations of a health and safety management system beyond the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard.

"The Occupational Health and Safety Management System at Borouge had been in place since the inception of ADNOC CoPs," says Borouge CEO Ahmed Omar Abdulla. The certification of our safety management system by an independent third party such as ABS QE is a testimony of our commitment to maintain a safe workplace at our plants as well as offices worldwide."

"ABS QE is one of the oldest and most reputable international certification bodies auditing to the OHSAS 18001 standard," says ABS QE President Alex Weisselberg. "Our global network of auditors and independent verifiers work closely with major suppliers such as Borouge to promote safer, more reliable and profitable operations within the oil, gas and chemical value chain."

In June 2016, Borouge signed a contract with ABS QE to audit and certify the Company's Responsible Care and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems to RC 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. The contract involves certification of the management system of the head offices of Borouge in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, the Company's petrochemicals manufacturing facility in Ruwais, its compounding manufacturing plant in Shanghai and a network of offices across the Asia Pacific region.

 

About Borouge

Borouge was established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions. It is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.

About ABS Quality Evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), a subsidiary of ABS Group, is an accredited American Chemistry Council member for Responsible Care and provides management systems certification and training solutions to the following industries in addition to oil, gas and chemical: aerospace, automotive, construction and engineering, government, information technology, manufacturing and electronics, marine and offshore, and medical and pharmaceutical. 

About ABS

ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.   

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com), through its operating subsidiaries, provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 25 countries serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, industrial manufacturing and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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