As a testament of its dedication to providing premium services in electricity distribution to customers and in line with Good International Industry Practices (GIIP), Ikeja Electric’s Integrated Management System (IMS) was recertified after an intensive review of its policies, processes and procedures.
The IMS certification which collapses various management systems into a single, overall comprehensive, and harmonised management system, increases efficiency and effectiveness, motivates employees, improves document management, internal and external communication, amongst other benefits.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony at the company’s corporate headquarters, Mrs Folake Soetan, MD/CEO of Ikeja Electric, expressed delight at the latest additions to the organisation’s kitty, which further reinforces the company’s unwavering commitment to the promotion of environmental sustainability, safety and well-being of stakeholders, and satisfactory customer experience, stating that, “Ikeja Electric remains resolute in prioritizing Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment in our daily business operations and this recertification is a testament to our consistent efforts to uphold the highest standards in all we do.”
According to the Head, Quality, Health, Safety & Environment, Engr. Jamiu Badmos, “Achieving the feat of three distinctive certifications at once is the first of its kind in our industry and it covers the ISO 9001:2015 on Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 45001:2018 on Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems. This marks a milestone in our journey towards a future that is both technologically advanced and environmentally responsible.”
Jamiu reiterated the fact that this is not just a source of pride, but a charge to meet up with the zero-fatality mandate set by the company’s board and management. “Even though our performance and numbers set us ahead within the energy value chain, we need to get to the point where we have no fatality recorded for staff or third party; as the leader of the DisCos “. He expressed.
While presenting the certificates, the Deputy lead auditor, Bluestar Management Systems Pvt. Ltd, Mrs Oyenike Shobowale, congratulated the Board, management and staff of the company on the outstanding feat, setting it as a global brand. “Ikeja Electric is the new pace setter on the energy value chain and other stakeholders need to step up their game in their dealings with the company. It is important, however, to keep reviewing the system and making improvements.” She said.
The leadership of Ikeja Electric is steadfast in its commitment to operational excellence, leveraging technology to enhance exceptional service delivery and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in the energy sector through its mantra, ‘Customer First, Technology Now.’