Officials pose for a group picture in Doha.
DOHA: SEEF Ltd, a local petrochemical company, which recently completed its ambitious ‘Integrated Management System (IMS) project’, has become the first in Qatar and one of the few companies in the Middle East to bag ‘ISO 50001’ certificate, said a statement yesterday.
ISO 50001 is the most prestigious certificate for energy management in the world. The certificate is given to companies which fulfill specific requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving energy management system, including energy efficiency and energy security.
Established in 2004 at Mesaieed Industrial City, SEEF is a semi-government company. It is an 80:20 joint venture of Al Waseeta (formerly Qatar Holding) and United Development Company. The firm acquired three other certificates — Quality Management ISO 9001, Environment Management ISO 14001 and OH&S Management OHSAS 18001.
The company has designed an advanced system for energy analysis and conservation of current and future uses of energy and introduced several control measures designed to tackle the significant energy uses in the plants as well as in all other facilities.
Ahmed Al Hitmi, General Manager of SEEF, said that the importance of IMS Project lies in the fact that it serves the “corporate excellence” strategy and enhances the performance in all the departmental activities. Furthermore, it develops targets, action plans, monitoring, review and continual improvement of QHSE and Energy Management Systems.
Al Hitmi said that acquiring four management systems certificates at the same time in 52 weeks and complete the project ahead of schedule without registering single nonconformity during the final audit was the result of teamwork spirit and unity of the business goal.
SEEF is one of the leading producers of linear alkyl benzene in the region. The firm’s products are exported to global markets in Asia, Europe and America.