- Executive Director, Business Development, West Sealand Int’l Security Services Limited, Francisca Dyegh (left), presenting the ISO 9001:2015 certificate to the Managing Director, SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, Paul Linden, at the Ijora terminal
By Anthony Nwachukwu
Lagos-based SIFAX Inland Container Terminal has been awarded the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO 9001:2015) certification for quality management system.
ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) – a standard that organisations use to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Project consultants, West Sealand International Security Services Limited (WSI International), at the formal presentation of the certificate to the company, noted that the high operational standards the company subscribes to made the ISO audit exercise interesting for their team and the road to certification less stressful.
In a statement, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Sifax Group, Muyiwa Akande, cited the Chief Executive Officer of WSI International, Ope Bashorun, to say: “In the 21st Century workplace, standards are becoming a differentiation factor,”
“The competitiveness of the business environment and the need to deliver quality make them more imperative for any business that has a long-term vision. We are delighted to have worked with you all through the stages and are convinced that the certification will positively impact your service delivery.”
In his response, the Managing Director, SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, Paul Linden, said the drive towards becoming a globally-compliant company and the need to constantly evolve motivated the certification project.
According to him, “One of the things we needed to put in place in readiness for the actualisation of our vision of becoming a port where large vessels will berth is the ISO certification. “In partnership with our consultant, WSI International, we were able to plan and work towards making this certification a reality.
Assuring that the company would maintain the high standards that qualified the subsidiary for the certification, Linden added: “This certification is a validation of our efforts in providing quality service. I am grateful to my team and the management for the support we got towards achieving this milestone.”