Triple certification for the Société d'Exploitation des Eaux du Niger, operated by Veolia: a first in Africa

The Société d'Exploitation des Eaux du Niger (SEEN) gets the triple certification Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001) and Health and Safety (ILO-OSH 2001): A first in the water sector in Africa.
Press Release - Triple certification for the Société d'Exploitation des Eaux du Niger (311.47 KB)

Niamey, August 29, 2016: While it just ceelbrated its 15 years of experience, the SEEN chose to certify its overall management system, in order to validate the harmonization of its tools and methods.

During a ceremony held in the presence of Patrice Fonlladosa, Chairman of the Board of SEEN, Moussa Oumarou, Director of professional relations and employment relations Department (DIALOGUE) at the International Labour Office, Fréderic Goetz Vice President Health Safety Veolia and many stakeholders and representatives of local civil society, the SEEN celebrated the triple certification ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ILO-OSH 2001.

This triple certification, a first in Africa, is the fruit of many months of intense work and mobilization of all company employees who have worked together to achieve this ambitious goal.

The  ISO 9001 certification defines the organizational requirements needed for the existence of a quality management system. With this certification, the SEEN has established a systematic approach to managing its processes to produce quality services that meet the expectations of its customers.

The ISO 14001 certification for its part, is a framework for companies such as SEEN to better control their environmental impacts.

Finally, the repository ILO-OSH 2001 is a health and safety management tool developed by the International Labour Office (ILO). It is the only international framework adopted in a tripartite framework: public authorities, employers and employees.

Patrice Fonlladosa, Chairman of the Board of SEEN, said "Obtaining this triple certification reflects the strategic vision and the company's commitment. It also reflects the culture of quality, environmental respect, and health and safety implementation within the SEEN since its creation. He also added: "To progress even more in health and safety at work, the key relies in the development of a culture of prevention at all levels of the company. "