The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) recently received six international ISO re-certifications from Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services including a full range of business process audit and support services to a wide range of industries around the world.
Enec underwent rigorous, impartial, comprehensive auditing and assessment by Intertek auditors to ensure that its operations conform to international standards, said a statement.
The corporation's existing programmes for managing its nuclear projects and its integrated management system were assessed by Intertek in order to award the following certifications - Quality Management System with ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management System with ISO 14001:2004, Occupational Health and Safety Management System with OHSAS 18001:2007, IT Service Management with ISO 20000:2005, Information Security Management System with ISO 27001:2013 and finally Business Continuity Management System with ISO 22301:2012, as part of PAS 99:2012, ‘Specification of common management system requirement.’
By gaining these re-certifications, the Enec continues its drive towards excellence focused on achieving quality, ensuring that the corporation's systems are comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented, as well as maintaining its policies for environmental protection.
These re-certifications assure that the corporation controls occupational health and safety risks. It also ensures that its Information Technology infrastructure conforms to standards to better manage, secure and protect data, while driving operational excellence.
A detailed risk assessment was undertaken and the corporation's framework was evaluated for the efficiency of its technical infrastructure.
Its external services were also tested to ensure confidentiality, integrity, secure exchange of data and availability of critical information. The corporation’s business continuity framework ensures it has control over risks of exposure to internal and external threats.
Hussain Al-Atrakchi, regional managing director for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan said: “Receiving this recertification across its operations and departments is a major achievement for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and reflects its drive as a government entity for maintaining world-class operations across its business functions.” - TradeArabia News Service