by Edna Okoth
Davis & Shirtliff has achieved a major milestone by receiving an Integrated Management System (IMS) certification from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and the certification is a testament to the company’s commitment to bring about robust systems for quality, environment, and health and safety in its bid to improve lives through the provision of water and energy solutions.
The IMS certification reinforces Davis & Shirtliff’s position as a market leader and showcases its readiness to delivering excellence in critical areas that impact the well-being and economic advancement of its customers spanning all 47 counties and the certification are a result of the company’s dedication and unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of innovation and sustainability in all its operations.
Speaking during the event, Group Chairman Davis and Shirtliff Alec Davis, stated that they are honored for having added one more badge to their certification achievements, which confirms the unrelenting resolve to deliver quality game-changing solutions in the country being certified means ensuring maximum reliability and dependability of all our products and solutions to help Kenyans rip their benefits to the highest capacities.
“The IMS certification integrates three vital management systems: Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management (ISO 45001:2018) and further, an alignment with global concerns regarding climate change and sustainability, ensuring the safety of stakeholders through compliance with regulations and hazard prevention and the certification covers a broad spectrum, including 83 sites across eight countries where Davis & Shirtliff operates,” said Alec Davis.
He added that D&S joins other top organizations that have received IMS certification in Kenya such as Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) Kenya, EABL, Safaricom, Bidco Africa, and Isuzu East Africa and the IMS certification was officially approved by the KEBS Certification Committee on July 17, 2023, and the certificates will remain valid for a period of three years.
“Integration of the management systems is particularly beneficial for organizations seeking to streamline their management processes, reduce costs, improve overall performance, and demonstrate commitment to quality, environmental responsibility, occupational health, and safety,” concluded Alec Davis.