An accreditation is a standard through which an organization establishes practices that are consistent with international guidelines. EPCL strives to achieve the reputation of a responsible corporate citizen as well as an efficient organization; competing to strengthen its position as a market leader in the area of production and employee engagement by aligning its operations with international standards. Detailed information about the Company’s effort to maintain international standards is outlined below.
DuPont’s Process Safety system has been acknowledged as one of the top safety management systems worldwide. In 2011, EPCL attained a DuPont rating of 3.2 in the Personnel Safety Management Systems (PSM) audit, and above 3.0 in Process Safety and Risk Management (PSRM) in 2010.
This system thoroughly outlines every aspect of the safety guidelines relating to the safety of process, safe work procedures, risk management, quality assurance, guidance on safety and manufacturing and transportation of highly hazardous chemicals in accordance to OSHA and EPA regulations.
EMS- ISO 14001 Certification
The Company acquired ISO 14001 Certification via United Registrar of Systems Ltd. (URS), which is endorsed by United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS). Accordingly, the Company has amplified its focus on Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
QMS- ISO 9001:2008 Certification
The Company was able to acquire the ISO 9001-2000 Certification in 1999 which meant increased customer satisfaction via documented systems and procedures, raising the bar of standards fulfilling challenging objectives by training personnel. In the year 2010 and subsequently in 2012, the Company was able to obtain ISO 9001:2008 Certification for PVC Manufacturing and Marketing. The Surveillance Audit was of extreme implication and no NCR was reported during the audit.
GRI is a network-based association which pioneered the world’s most commonly used sustainability reporting framework. It focuses on the continuous advancement and worldwide use of sustainability reporting, and the Company is the first organization in Pakistan to qualify for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This certification aids EPCL in contextualizing the reporting framework according to a standardized pattern and plan, as well as reporting and evaluating sustainability reports in an improved manner. In 2009 and 2010 the evaluation was done by a third party and the Company secured an A+. Subsequently in 2011 and 2012 the evaluation was carried out on a self-evaluation basis and the Company secured an A+.