AAL is the first shipping company to be issued 2015 certifications by DNV-GL Singapore for ISO 9001 (Quality Management), and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management). Simultaneously, the global multipurpose heavy-lift operator was also certified ISO 50001:2011 for Energy Management, and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health & Safety – a milestone in AAL’s strategy to build competitive advantage through the quality of its global services, infrastructure, and internal and external operations.
Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director of AAL, commented, “These latest certifications underscore AAL’s culture and values: management efficiency, environmental protection, energy conservation and commitment to health and safety. With the market at its most challenging, we’ve taken the bold step to invest significantly in our management systems and tools, and improve further the quality and range of services we offer as a point of differentiation between AAL and other carriers. We believe this is the only sustainable way to maintain our growing reputation and meet the expectations of our customers, vendors and partners worldwide.”
He added, “We are well down the road of a major systems upgrade, communications building, personnel training and markets and services development – the most comprehensive programme of its kind we have ever undertaken and our teams have embraced the challenge and the very real benefits to our stakeholders and the wider environments in which we operate.”