February 21, 2018 (Lagos, Nigeria) — Axxela Limited (“Axxela”), sub-Saharan Africa’s preferred fast-growing gas & power portfolio company, has successfully achieved a trifecta implementation, evaluation, and certification of Integrated Management Systems: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018.
Underscoring its longstanding commitment to Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management, Axxela is the first organisation in the Nigerian oil & gas space to hold all three certifications simultaneously as indicated by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). An Integrated Management System (IMS) collates all of an organisation’s systems and processes in to one holistic framework, enabling it function as a single unit with streamlined objectives.
Speaking on the remarkable accomplishment, Axxela CEO, Bolaji Osunsanya said: “We constantly strive to apply global best practices across all facets of our enterprise to maintain a high standard of quality, occupational health and protection of the environment. My commendations go out to the Axxela team for continually pushing the envelope, and as we advance economic empowerment and industrialisation across the region, these integrated certifications are testament to our collective efficacy as an organisation.”
Axxela’s EHSQ Manager, Uche Okpala also said: “We actively engage SON, the frontline certification body and Nigerian representative of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), to provide objective assessments of our management systems. Since 2009, our Quality Management System was certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. This heralded subsequent efforts to consolidate this achievement with certifications in Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2004) and Occupational Health & Safety (ISO 45001:2018). In keeping with the maintenance requirements of these standards, we have always maintained our certifications to the latest revisions, culminating in our most recent implementation, transition and certification across the three Integrated Management Systems.”
Axxela is a Helios Investment Partners LLP portfolio company, and a designated natural gas shipper on the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP). Axxela is also the pioneering private sector-led developer of natural gas distribution in Nigeria, delivering at peak 80 million standard cubic feet per day to over 160 industrial and commercial customers via a vast network of gas infrastructure. With over 280km in gas pipeline infrastructure built, Axxela provides unique energy solutions primarily through its subsidiaries: Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Gas Network Services Limited, and Central Horizon Gas Company Limited.