Al Shirawi Interiors' compliance with ISO 14001 set to boost its contribution to the UAE's sustainable projects

Al Shirawi Interiors, the premier specialist in interior fit-out, partitioning, suspended ceilings and joinery works, has been successfully certified to the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety standards by the reputed Llyod’s Register. 

The ISO 14001 certification provides evidence of the company’s commitment to sustainable sourcing and delivery of products, adherence to local regulations and its aspiration for ‘zero waste’. ISO 45001, on the other hand, testifies to the company’s focus on creating a safety culture by going beyond the guidelines set by OSHA and actively involving workers in the planning process. 

Pramodh Idicheria, COO, Al Shirawi Interiors, said, “We subject ourselves the third-party certification as a way to gauge the performance of our companies against the high benchmarks we have set for ourselves. These audits in particular involved feedback and interactions with our customers as well as our workers. So it was extremely gratifying to see the positive outcome.” 

Ani Chacko, General Manager, Al Shirawi Interiors, said, “We always had in place industry-best practices and processes, and regional sustainability requirements was a top priority. So it was a natural progression for us as we have already implemented ISO 9001:2015. Few, if any, of our competitors have achieved these dual certifications. Now we can confidently meet the needs of sustainable projects and claim a greater market share.” 

“As an organisation focused on ‘triple bottom line’ with performance measured against three dimensions namely People, Planet and Profit, we are always exploring ways and opportunities to align our current management systems with environmental and social concerns,” added Krishna Kumar, General Manager, QHSE & Business Excellence. 

Al Shirawi Interiors has in the past worked on The Arcadia Preparatory School project, a LEED-certified project. It is also executing the construction scope of Arcadia’s secondary school, which again has a number of green building initiatives tied into it.  

 

 
 

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