Bureau Veritas Applauds Etisalat on Industry Standard

GLOBAL leader in testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas, has applauded Etisalat Nigeria for surpassing the set standards for the telecoms industry in the country.
Sebastiano Fruciano, Managing Director, Bureau Veritas Nigeria, gave the applaud while presenting the awarded of the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 EMS international standards certification as a proof of its commitment to excellence and global best practices to the telecoms company in Lagos.
The certification makes Etisalat the first telecommunication company in Nigeria to successfully implement the ISO 14001:2004 standard.
The certification, which conferred on organisations that establish and run an environmental management system of the highest standards was received by the Matthew Willsher, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria.
“We wish to congratulate Etisalat Nigeria on achieving this great feat. We commend you for establishing and operating one of the best environmental management systems in the country, at least the best among telecommunications operators”, Fruciano said.
Willsher thanked Bureau Veritas for recognising the commitment of Etisalat Nigeria to sustainable development, environmental protection and strict compliance with existing regulations.
He said, “The successful incorporation of ISO 14001: 2004 EMS into our business operations is a confirmation of our continuous commitment to excellence and regulatory compliance. This international certification has again affirmed the leadership role we play in the industry. We strive to be the best in everything we do, from product innovation to service delivery and compliance with all relevant regulations and we will continue on this path.”
Commenting on the award, Oluseyi Osunsedo, Head, Environmental Compliance and Public Relations, said Etisalat as a socially responsible organisation takes compliance, stakeholder interest and best practice very seriously.
She said, “We have voluntarily set the highest standards of performance for ourselves and our business partners to ensure sustainability is interwoven into business decisions. The result of this is that every aspect of our operations does not only comply with our internal operational policies, but all operations meet and where possible, exceed the local regulatory requirements as well as conform to international best practice.”
According to her, Etisalat is the first operator in Nigeria and possibly in Africa to get certified to the ISO standard for environmental management saying that it show that Etisalat is doing many things right particularly in terms of proactive management of environmental concerns.
She said that the ISO certification is an independent validation that “we are operating our business in such a way that prevents negative impacts on our operational environment.”


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