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Empower re-certified for firm commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) performance

March 15th, 2010

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the region, has been re-certified with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001and Bureau VERITAS certifications.

The coveted recognition comes in the wake of the company's success in enhancing district cooling usage amongst real estate developers in Dubai as an alternative to the conventional AC systems, leading to energy saving and environment conservation, as well as lower operational and maintenance costs.

While accepting the recognition, the company reiterated its core values of quality and safety, and cautioned industry peers in the region against compromising on Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) parameters as such attitude will leave them behind.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Since inception, Empower was well aware that QHSE parameters hold the key to growth. ISO 9001 quality management systems have been responsible for continuous improvements in our systems and processes. Thereafter, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications helped us integrate QHSE policies.”

Empower, a joint venture between TECOM Investments and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is aggressively continuing its growth in 2010 with Dubai’s vision to set the pace for sustainable buildings. Dubai is the only city in the world where all new developments are required to adopt green building practices.

Bin Shafar said: “We are delighted to be assessed by Bureau Veritas which re-certified us for ISO 9001for our Quality standard and ISO 14001 for Environmental standard, OHSAS 18001 for Occupational health and safety standard and Bureau Veritas Certification which offers the possibility of integrated certification services (quality, health & safety, environment, social responsibility) and generate audit efficiency, consistency and optimization.”

Bin Shafar added: “Boosted by these certifications, our customers can expect the safest, healthiest and most environmental-friendly solutions. Our commitment to QHSE excellence will further enhance our standing as the largest district cooling service provider in the region.”

DCS Organizations in the world are increasingly concerned about achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety performance by improving the beneficial effects of their activities, products and services. Increasingly, stringent legislation, development of economic policies, human resources management and other measures are used to foster these measures.

Empower plays an instrumental role in environment reservation and the trend for green living and energy reduction has been truly accelerated through the company’s efforts.

Empower tops the list of companies providing district cooling service in the region. It adopts a clear strategy to preserve environment through aggressively disseminating this technology and highlighting its necessity for the better of the society. The company provides district cooling service to a number of projects in Dubai, including Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Culture City, Business Bay and City Of Arabia.


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