SON department granted IAS accreditation on management system standard

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s (SON) Management Systems Certification (MSC) department has been granted accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) for four globally recognized Management System Standards.

A statement issued by the organisation listed the four Management System Standards as: Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015, Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) ISO 45001:2018, Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO 14001:2015 and Food Safety Management System (FSMS) ISO 22000:2018.

The remarkable accomplishment follows a rigorous assessment process conducted by IAS, verifying that the SON MSC department’s operations and audits which are conducted by SON auditors, comprehensively meet the stringent requirements of these international standards.

The accreditation signifies the department’s unwavering commitment to: delivering exceptional quality in all its services, upholding the highest standards in occupational health and safety and minimizing environmental impact through responsible practices.

Others are ensuring food safety and quality across the supply chain and adhering to industry-leading benchmarks in the aerospace, defense, and transportation sectors.

The Acting Director SON MSC department Engr Obiageli P. Egbuciem stated that this accreditation not only recognizes the efforts of the SON MSC department but also underscores the proficiency and expertise of SON auditors, whose meticulous evaluations played a significant role in achieving this milestone.

According to her, their dedication to upholding industry standards and conducting thorough audits has been instrumental in ensuring the department’s adherence to best practices.

She said it is a direct reflection of our team’s relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to international best practices.

She further said “We are incredibly proud of this achievement, and it serves as a catalyst for further advancements in our journey towards continuous improvement.”