The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, LADOL may be going into the New Year as one proven top-performing and compliant companies in Nigeria, particularly as a company which not only overcame the 2020 challenges, but actually also crowned it with the renewal of its International Organization Standardization, ISO 45001:2018, 14001:2015 and 9001 certifications.
In 2018 LADOL became the first company in West and North Africa to be 45001 and 14001 certified.
The rapid adaptions, hard work, perseverance, and high compliance levels observed in the company, attracting glowing reviews, when the company was re-certified this year.
These certifications reflect 20 years of continuous improvement and development by LADOL. The staff and management have long believed that embedding best practice and strong policies and procedures into the organisation’s DNA are is one of the key ingredients for its success. Continuous improvement in its Management Systems for Quality, Occupational Health and Safety and Environment Management enables the organization to meet and beat international best practices.
ISO 9001 is a quality standard, ISO 45001:2018 is for Occupational Health and Safety, while 14001:2015 is for Environment Management Systems.
The framework for LADOL’s management system is very much driven by the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is reflected in all the goals, assessments, policies, and procedures of LADOL.
The Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi was part of the audit close-out meeting along with several members of the staff and management. Dr. Jadesimi’s closing statements included the following:
“I couldn’t be prouder to have the privileged of leading the LADOL team. 2020 has been a tough year, but throughout our staff have shown dedication and an impressive work ethic. We have all worked unbelievably hard, but even as the struggle continues we remain strong and undeterred because we know we have the knowledge, ability, and tools to keep pushing through and exceeding local and global expectations.
“The audit process is not a tick the box exercise for us, it is an opportunity to demonstrate and improve how we operate. Compliance to these global standards helped us build a rock-solid foundation for LADOL. A foundation on which we continuously improve and build every day, every week, and every year for the past two decades and for many more decades to come – a big thank you to all our staff and stakeholders.”
LADOL’s Integrated Management System, IMS and the Assistant Coordinator of the LADOL ISO 9001:2015 project, Abiodun Ogunyemi Moses said: “This shows LADOL’s commitment to the safety and health of her workers and all stakeholders including protection of our environment. Despite the challenges of 2020, LADOL has shown great professionalism in all area, valuing life, and following best practices and international standards in carrying out her activities. This is also a proof to all our customers and intending customers that we are can be trusted to deliver value.”
LADOL is presently building the world’s first Sustainable Industrial Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build a unique circular ecosystem, servicing a range of industries.