NQA Africa awards Eskom with ISO 9001 certification

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Eskom-logoNational Quality Assurance Africa (NQA Africa) a subsidiary of MICROmega Holdings Limited’s, has awarded Eskom with ISO 9001 quality management certification for best practice in the Human Resources department.

At the recent Eskom ISO certification celebration Eskom Chairman Zola Tsotsi made mention of NQA Africa in his opening address as he presented the divisional certificate, along with Eskom Chief Executive Officer Brian Dames, to the head of Eskom’s Human Resources department, which employs approximately 2 000 staff members.

“Of the top power generators in the world, only a few are ISO 9001 compliant”, said Greg Morris, Chief Executive Officer of MICROmega Holdings. “Now Eskom joins this esteemed list.”

“Eskom’s ISO 9001 certification for the Human Resources department is valid for three years, with annual surveillance audits in year one and two, followed by a re-certification audit in year three”, added Craig Gordon-Bennett, Managing Director of NQA Africa.

NQA Africa provides training and third party management certification to all business sectors. Accreditation is via UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and annual audits ensure compliance with strict international business protocols and auditor qualifications.

NQA Africa has been in operation since 2001 and has the license to provide ISO certification in Africa, Australia and New Zealand. NQA (UK) is one of the largest certification bodies in the world, issuing approximately 18 500 certificates of registration in 52 countries, with agency agreements in place for representation, on every continent.

NQA Africa certifies organisations against the following systems: ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management), ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive Management) and ISO 22000 & HACCP (Food Safety Management).

“Conversion to NQA Africa is effortless”, stated Gordon-Bennett. “There is no additional cost incurred by the client as the transfer audit will be done in lieu of the current certification body surveillance audit. The client will only be charged for the surveillance audit, and a new certificate will be issued with the same expiry date as the previous certificate.”

“We are passionate about helping organisations improve performance, achieve best practice and manage risk”, says Gordon-Bennett. “We are excited about what lies ahead and look forward to partnering with other organisations to improve the future of both their company and ours.”

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