Four Saudi Readymix’s factories met the environmental management standards requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 and have received its certification. The rest of Saudi Readymix’s factories are to apply within the third quarter of this year and be certified before the year is out.
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system with benefits that include reduced costs from waste management, energy and material consumption and distribution.
“We are one of the few ready-mixed concrete companies, if not the only, in the region with a fully functional and dedicated QHSE department,” said Salam Abduljabbar, QHSE Manager at Saudi Readymix. “The department employs more than 15 Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) officers that are solely committed to ensure complete adherence to HSE policies and practices on our properties as well as project sites.”
Over the past few years has sought programs and initiatives to improve the company’s overall performance and meet the highest standards of operation in concerns to QHSE. These initiatives include the ISO 14001 certification of all its factories, the OSHA certification program for all its factory managers and the annual safety roadshows that the company runs for all its employees Kingdom-wide.
Saudi Readymix is the leading producer and supplier of concrete in Saudi Arabia. The company employs over 3,000 staff and operates 30 commercial and on-site ready-mixed concrete factories throughout the Kingdom, all of which meet the strictest of operating standards.