GAC in Action

Quality update

The new ISO 9001:2015 certificates were received by GAC Dubai Managing Director Ronald Lichtenecker (centre) and Constantin Draghici (2nd from right), seen here with Quality Assurance Manager Sandeep Kumar, DNV Lead Auditor Vikas Thakur and Quality Officer Lorraine Fernandes.

GAC Dubai and GAC Fujairah are our first companies in the Middle East to make the transition to the newest quality standard, the revised ISO 9001:2015.

They’re no strangers to quality, having been ISO 9001-certified since 1996, and have upgraded their certification based on standard revisions over the years.

Companies have three years to implement changes and get certified to the new standard released in September 2015. To make sure they were ready well ahead of that deadline, Quality teams at GAC Dubai and Fujairah worked with Group QHSSE Manager Constantin Draghici. The entire process – training, identifying gaps, implementation of changes and documentation – took six months.

The audits were carried out over three days by a team of DNV auditors who gave both GAC Dubai and Fujairah positive feedback for well-maintained facilities in terms of identification and storage of records.

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