Excel Guyana is pleased to announce that it has earned Integrated Management Systems (IMS) Certification from SGS through the certification of the company’s activities to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
“By investing in ISO processes and implementing and Integrated Management System, Excel Guyana is leading the way into a more sustainable and prosperous future for all Guyanese businesses. These systems help build trust through continuity in customer service, employee safety and sustainability initiatives,” said Kris Sammy, Chief Executive Officer of Excel Guyana.
Chief Executive Officer of Excel Guyana Kris Sammy
Adopting an Integrated Management System within Excel Guyana Inc. has allowed the company to eliminate duplication by having a single Management System that addresses the requirements of three International Standards. This is evident within the company’s stringent documented information including the IMS Manual, Policy, Operations Procedures, Work Instructions, and Documented Databases and Records. For example, the organization implemented essential systems that focus on the Identification, Control, and Management of Safety Hazards & Risks, Environmental Aspects, and Organizational Risks & Opportunities.
Excel’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Smith, explained, “Excel has a track record of providing high value services to our customers and partners, using our time-tested systems that have been in place for years. Achieving this IMS certification further validates that these systems are at par with international standards and demonstrates our commitment to strong management practices, which also boosts the confidence of our employees and our partners.”
Excel’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Smith
More importantly, this strategy of differentiating the company’s position with the Integrated Management System has provided Excel Guyana Inc., with several distinct advantages:
- Ensuring Clients’ satisfaction within our Business Services including Procurement, Recruitment and Public Relations activities.
- Building a robust Safety Environment for the well-being of all Stakeholders to minimize any injury within and outside of the workplace.
- Holistic documentation of all Risks and Opportunities in Operational Activities.
- Increase efficiency and effectiveness in overall Safety Environment .
- Reduction in Wastage in Operational Activities.
- Promoting a Sustainable Environmental Programme that ensures the preservation of our environment through a rigid recycling process.
- Continually enhancing the overall Business Performance and Structure.
These advantages enable Excel Guyana Inc., to directly contribute to the National Strategy of Guyana in eliminating workplace injury and building a green environment.
Excel’s ISO Journey
The road to certification was rigorous starting with an extensive review of Excel’s organizational context, leadership, planning, support, operation, performance evaluation, and improvement. These were analyzed using the process approach of identifying all inputs, resources, documents, activities, and outputs. By analyzing the process, Excel is able to better monitor and measure effectiveness, efficiency, and improvement.
From the review conducted, Excel embarked on the documentation of its quality control policies, quality objectives, scope statement, procedures, work instructions, forms, and process maps. All of which contain the improvements in Excel’s systems based on areas identified in the review.
Excel then implemented its improved system, introducing the procedures to all affected employees. The adaption was complemented with the needed assistance to help the employees adjust to the changes in their work processes.
Then followed the internal audit to inspect if the improved system is implemented effectively. The internal review included work process observation, interviews, and records checking. Findings of the internal audit were then presented including the appropriate corrective actions.
SGS, the world’s leading certification company, conducted the certification audit for Excel. Having gone through the audit and addressed the identified non-conformities, SGS awarded Excel Guyana’s IMS Certification. The certificate is valid for three years and surveillance audits will be conducted within that period.
About Excel Guyana
Excel Guyana creates opportunities, builds partnerships, connects people, and aligns resources to help build Guyana’s future through strategic partnerships that elevate its local and international clients, partners, and the communities it serves. With three decades of combined experience in Guyana and the wider CARICOM region, Excel has vast knowledge and experience in helping its customers and partners succeed. Excel provides dependable, reliable, and excellent service to investors in government relations and orientation, construction management, procurement and logistics, employee relocation, recruiting and human resources, expert accounting, and security among others.
Learn more at www.ExcelGuyana.com.