KENYA – Kenya Generating Electricity Company (KenGen) PLC has received its fifth ISO re-certification after successfully going through rigorous audits conducted by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services to confirm the company’s conformity to the international standards.
KenGen Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) were audited in June 2021 and found to be compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards respectively, leading to the re-certification which was formally presented to the company.
Speaking after receiving the certificate from the certifying body, Bureau Veritas, the Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, said KenGen was excited to receive the re-certification and reiterated the company’s commitment to maintaining the standards through continual improvement.
Miano attributed the growth of KenGen to good policies, strategies, and procedures adding that the company had an installed capacity of 1,818MW out of which 86% was being generated from green and renewable sources.
The CEO said KenGen was the first public institution to receive the ISO certification in Kenya back in 2004 adding that the company has maintained the focus and commitment to the high standards leading to the fifth re-certification.
Miano said KenGen will continue to implement the ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards across all business processes. She said the implementation of ISO had helped improve the company’s efficiency and overall performance.
“This re-certification is a testament of our resilience and commitment to continually improve our processes to enhance better performance towards the realization of our corporate strategy and goals,” said Mrs. Miano.
Speaking during the same event, Bureau Veritas District Executive Officer for East and Central Africa, Mr. Cyprian Kabbis, said the audit process for recertification of KenGen was conducted smoothly and commended the KenGen team for their dedication and cooperation all through the process of audits and implementation of the procedures.
The re-certification is expected to run for the next three years and is the fifth re-certification since the company was the first ISO certified in 2004.
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