KenGen Kenya Receives a Prestigious ISO Certification for Occupational Health and Safety

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) PLC has received its latest achievement in operational excellence, earning ISO 45001:2018 certification for Occupational Health & Safety after successfully going through rigorous audits conducted by Bureau Veritas to confirm the company’s conformity to international standards.

This significant milestone underscores the NSE-listed company’s unwavering commitment to enhancing safety performance and fostering a robust safety culture across all levels and operations in line with international best practices and standards.

The certification spans all generation modes and associated activities, demonstrating KenGen’s dedication to providing safe and healthy work environments for its employees and stakeholders.

Speaking after receiving the certificate from the certification body, Bureau Veritas, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Eng. Peter Njenga said KenGen is excited and proud of this accomplishment and what it signifies for the future operations.

“This certification highlights our relentless commitment to safety and continuous improvement, noting that KenGen was the first public institution to receive the ISO certification in Kenya back in 2004,” he said.

“KenGen has maintained the focus and commitment to the high standards leading to this certification and recertification in two other standards on Quality Management System (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS),” added Eng. Peter Njenga

ISO 45001:2018 is an internationally recognized standard that sets requirements for organizations to create safe workplaces, prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and continuously improve Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) performance.

“KenGen’s certification reflects the company’s well-defined systems and structures that ensure the consistent delivery of a safe working environment, minimizing risks for employees and other stakeholders,” said KenGen Managing Director and CEO.

Speaking during the same event, Bureau Veritas Regional sales Marketing Manager Mr. Ali Noor, who was representing Bureau Veritas District Executive Officer for East and Central Africa, Mr. Cyprian Kabbis, said the audit process for certification of KenGen was conducted smoothly and commended the KenGen team for their dedication and cooperation all through the process of audits and implementation of the procedures.

“KenGen has demonstrated exceptional dedication to maintaining a safe workplace, significantly reducing the risk of illness or injury,” noted Mr. Ali Noor.

The certification is expected to run for the next three years and is the third certification since the company was first ISO certified in 2004.


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