The BMMI Group has successfully achieved recertification for its Integrated Management System (IMS) across its various divisions and businesses in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
BMMI first implemented and gained certification for its IMS, in 2011, becoming the first in its industry in Bahrain to do so. The Group’s IMS consists of certification in Health and Safety Management Systems (ISO 18001:2007), Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004) and the Food Safety Management Systems (ISO 22000:2005).
The Group successfully proved to external auditors that the IMS standards have been observed and maintained in various locations, including BMMI’s Sitra Headquarters, BMMI Shops, Alosra Supermarket, Great Deli Café, Nader Trading and the Central Production Unit. Recertification in Quality Management Systems was also granted to Zad Marketing and Distribution, one of BMMI’s joint ventures in Qatar.
“We are very pleased that we have been successfully recertified in our IMS,” said Suttish Boodoo, BMMI IMS Manager. “BMMI works hard to ensure that we operate to the highest international standards and that we follow global best practices. We are committed to providing the best and safest services and products to our customers, and with our IMS in place, they can be sure that is exactly what they receive,” he added.
Various initiatives, events and workshops take place annually across the Group to help raise employee awareness and commitments to IMS standards. One of the most recent of such initiatives was the celebration of the annual Quality Month. With the slogan of “building and sustaining a culture of quality”, the month aimed to remind employees about the role quality plays on every level and aspect of the business. It featured a number of activities, workshops and competitions, where employees learned all about the importance of quality at work and how integral it is to the success of the business.
The BMMI Quality Month also featured the first ever BMMI Quality Conference & Workshop, where BMMI partnered with industry experts from local businesses to share quality experiences, solutions and best practices. The conference’s robust agenda included topics such as the benefits and challenges of a quality management system, the cost of quality, root cause analysis and corrective action workshop, quality control tools, customer service excellence and building and sustaining a culture of quality.
“We take our IMS very seriously at BMMI and we are always looking for ways to raise awareness about its standards and its benefits,” said Mr Boodoo. “I am very proud to say that the external auditors have expressed their pleasure with the knowledge of IMS across the workforce, as well as management commitment and employee involvement.”