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Web Story Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 07-10-2020

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UAE Oversight Country is first in the MEA region to be ISO certified, post Joint Venture!

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan and Oman which consist the UAE Oversight Countries cluster have successfully obtained their first ever ISO certification for all three international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001 2015.  After the carve out, in September 2020, UAE OC is the first country in the MEA region and maybe the one among the first few countries globally to achieve this certification.  The certification significantly increases control, transparency and standardization of processes and information throughout the respective sites.


“My deepest thanks for the tremendous efforts and great work by the whole team. Well done team and proud of your commitment towards implementing and improving the quality management systems.” quotes Johan Soderstrom, Region Manager for Europe and the Middle East & Africa within Hitachi ABB Power Grids.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Country representatives and Business Unit Managers for their active participation, with their amazing efforts put in along with the leadership skills which resulted to the success of the audit process.” comments Mostafa AlGuezeri, Country Managing Director for UAE Oversight countries within Hitachi ABB Power Grids. He further adds, “I am proud of the team, who always remain at the forefront to achieve this IMS Certificate in the Middle East and Africa Region. It not only demonstrates that we have robust processes in place, but also proves that we are diligently doing what we say we can do, whilst delivering on priority to our valued customers.”


This shows the top management commitment in line with group guidelines towards implementation of continual improvement methodology such as OTD, COPQ & Occupational Health Safety and Environment. IMS certification benefits us with increased efficiency and effectiveness, improves performance, eliminates redundancy by establishing consistency. This milestone will enable all Power Grid employees in UAE and Cluster to identify opportunities for continual improvement and achieve Quality Excellence together meeting with our OHS and environmental expectations. Integrated Management Systems (IMS) Certification is a holistic approach that combines multiple aspects of an organization’s performance to meet the requirements of several management system standards.

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Shubhadha Sujith

Head of Communications,

Middle East and Africa, South America and South Korea