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Published On: Sun, Dec 14th, 2014

Dangote Cement, other subsidiaries get SON quality, safety certification

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Dangote CementBy Etuka Sunday

The Standard Organization of Nigeria (NSO) has approved the quality, environmental and safety measures put in place by the Dangote Cement and some business units of the Dangote Group and certified them accordingly.

The business units were certified for quality management, Occupational, health and safety as well as environmental management system.

A statement signed by the Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement Plc, Devakumar Edwin indicated that Dangote Cement plants in Gboko, Ibese and Obajana have all been certified for ISO 9001, Quality management system, ISO 14001, Environmental Management system and BS OHSAS 18001, Occupational Health and Safety Management system.

Edwin gave the names of other units which have been certified by SON as Agrosacks Nigeria Limited, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Dangote Salt (NASCON), Dangote Flour Mills Plc and Dangote Pasta Limited.

The Dangote Cement boss explained that the Dangote Group subsidiaries have always been compliant to all regulations as a  law abiding corporate citizen and take the issue of environment very seriously.

He stated that the management of the Dangote Group and its subsidiaries would continue to put in place policies that will enhance it compliance with regulatory issues as leaders in their respective industry.

According to him, the ISO certification touched on quality, health and safety and environmental management pointing out that those are the areas the management

Does not compromise on for quality products, and safety of the Environment within where it operates as well as the well being of its employees.

Meanwhile, the Dangote Cement Plc has embarked on aggressive campaign to sensitize members of the public on the liberalization of its distributorship so that every eligible Nigerians could have access to be a distributor.

The Company has also embarked on the expansion of distribution network through commissioning of more depots across the country with the aim of bringing the product closer to the consumers

The Dangote Cement GMD then assured the consumers and other customers that the era of cement scarcity has gone for good Given the volume being produced nationwide and the ongoing capacity expansion drive across Africa.

Edwin said Dangote Cement had led the way in the backward integration in the cement industry and that availability of cement today even at a reasonable cost was due to Dangote Cement management willingness to assist the government in the onerous task of provision of affordable housing by making cement readily available.

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