Academy Update

Learning gold standard reconfirmed with ISO recertification

The GAC Corporate Academy (GCA) has been recertified for ISO 29990:2010, confirming the high standards it sets for corporate learning and development and its status as one of the leaders in its field.

This follows the successful completion of an intense external audit earlier this year. The team of auditors commended GCA for its strategic approach and the implementation of risk-based reporting.

The GCA is a global leader among Learning Service Providers which encourage a focus on the learner and the results of the process, and emphasise a full range of options for learning. In 2010 it became the first learning institution in the shipping, marine and logistics industry to be accredited and among the first based in the Middle East and Africa region.

Patrik Halldén, Group Vice President – Human Resources, says recertification is recognition of the Academy’s continuing commitment to innovative learning methods for GAC employees across the Group.

“Our Academy plays an important role in aligning new joiners and experienced GAC people alike in their understanding of the Group and its interlinked business units. The breadth of courses on offer allows GAC people from all over the world to learn the GAC way of approaching business.”