Bahrain Petroleum (Bapco) has announced the successful completion of the first ISO 14001 surveillance audit for its Environmental Management System (EMS) post the recertification audit conducted last year.

No major non-conformances were found, the company said.

The purpose of the surveillance audits done every six months is to verify the continued implementation of EMS, its effectiveness and adherence to all relevant requirements specified within the ISO 14001:2004 standard, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

The audit was conducted by international firm Bureau Veritas.

Bapco deputy chief executive for refining and marketing and Environment, Health and Safety Committee chairman Ebrahim Talib said the company continues to strive for excellence in all aspects of operations and the sound management of EMS is a core value of its business and operating philosophy.

Bapco was first certified in 2009, re-certified in 2012 which was renewed in January this year for another three years.

Source: Trade Arabia