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National Petrochemical Industrial Company Achieves First with RC 14001:2015 Certification

November 29, 2016

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. issues first certificate globally for RC 14001:2015.

(Houston) ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), a subsidiary of ABS Group, has awarded the National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET) of Saudi Arabia the first issued RC 14001:2015 certificate globally. The RC14001® Technical Specification (2015 edition) combines elements of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Responsible Care® initiative with those of the ISO Environmental Management Systems Standard, ISO 14001:2015). This Technical Specification was recently revised in 2015 and enables a company to obtain, through an application and audit process, a certification that its management system conforms to both the ISO 14001 and RC14001 requirements.

"This recognition is a significant achievement for NATPET and further strengthens our commitments and promise for a better future through an improved organization," says Jamal J. Malaikah, President and COO of NATPET. "This requires us to continually increase our competitiveness, assure operations with the least possible impacts on the environment and enhance efficiency and effectiveness in our business to promote the safety and wellbeing of our employees,  community and business partners."

"We are pleased to issue the first certificate globally for RC 14001:2015, which is a milestone for both ABS QE and our client," says Dominic Townsend, Vice President of ABS QE. "We are committed to helping our clients gain a thorough understanding of the latest management systems standards to drive performance improvements and quality assurance in the oil, gas and chemical value chain and life cycle."



National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NATPET) is a Joint Saudi Stock Company, established in 1999, and a producer of 400,000 MT /year propylene /polypropylene (PP) located at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. NATPET's PP products, with the brand name Teldene®, are sold in more than 70 countries covering all the major regions around the world.

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. (, 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 industrial manufacturing, oil, gas and chemical, marine, offshore and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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