|Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi
Free Zone’s logistics company has been awarded International Organization
Standardization, ISO 9001:2015 and 45001:2018+14001:2015.
is the first company in the whole of West Africa to meet this standard. This
wholly Nigerian owned company continues to break new ground and prove that
Nigerian companies can lead the way and exceed international standards.
these standards took the hard work of all the staff at every level of the
company and is a testament to their hard work throughout the 17 years that this
company has been building and investing in infrastructure.
certification reflects the fact that LADOL’s success is built on hard work,
consistency, long-term planning and sustainable business practices – all of
which are reflected in the Company’s policies and procedures.
management also believe in continuous learning, training and improvement.
9001:2015 certification was achieved after a rigorous and transparent audit
process conducted by Bureau Veritas while ISO 45001:2018+14001:2015 was
conducted by RINA between December 10 -14, 2018.
to ISO, achieving 9001:2015 certification means that an organization has
demonstrated the following:
approach to management
approach to decision-making
beneficial supplier relations
newest version of the ISO 9001 certification contains key updates including an
emphasis on risk-based thinking to enhance the application of the process
approach, improved applicability for services and increased leadership
goal of ISO 45001 is the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases. The
standard is based on OHSAS 18001, conventions and guidelines of the
International Labour Organization including ILO OSH 2001, and national
standards. It includes elements that are additional to BS OHSAS 18001 which it
is replacing over a three-year migration period from 2018 to 2021. ISO 45001
also follows the High-Level Structure of other ISO standards like ISO 9001:2015
and ISO 14001:2015 which makes integration of these standards much easier.
Managing Director, Dr. Amy Jadesimi said: “Achieving these certifications
reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff, for which I thank them all.
Many staff members worked long hours, and everyone was enthusiastic and
collaborative, I’m very proud of us all. This is part of a long-term plan and
we will continue to improve every year exceeding international standards and
very soon setting them.
companies are very well placed to take the lead in several areas, leveraging
off our huge untapped and under-served market, but having strong quality and
safety standards is a must for all of us. The United Nations 17 Sustainable
Development Goals also provide a template on which we can build new business
policies, procedures and models, that are most likely to be highly profitable
in the medium to long-term.”
the first company in Nigeria to achieve the new ISO 45001:2018 Occupational
Health and Safety Management certification and the only one to have both that
standard, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001:2018 has placed LADOL among an elite category
of companies which are internationally recognized for best practices.