28 February 2014

LRQA Turkey certifies Aliaga Ship Recycling Company to Ship Recycling Management System ISO 30000:2009

First ISO 30000 certification for LRQA in the East Mediterranean & Black Sea

Aliaga Ship Recycling has become the first ship recycling company in Turkey to successfully implement the Ship Recycling Management System standard and achieve ISO 30000:2009 certification from leading assurance provider LRQA.

Cengiz Temurtas, Aliaga Company Manager said: “We are proud of being the first ISO 30000 certified company in Turkey. By having this high value-added system implemented to our organisation, we are now much more confident with the quality of the business we conduct and meeting our valuable clients’ high expectations that are increasing day after day. We would like to thank to LRQA and their auditors who have added extra value to our company with their unique Business Assurance approach during their assessments.”

This was also the first ISO 30000 certification for LRQA in the East Mediterranean & Black Sea region and a big step for Lloyd’s Register Turkey in developing new business opportunities with the many ship recycling companies in the country and two new ISO 30000 contracts have already followed. Apart from ISO 30000 certification, LRQA Turkey has delivered their core assessment services into this growing sector including certification to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental) and 18001 OHSAS (occupational health and safety).

ISO 30000 certification is highly influential in the global rush to comply with the new European Union (EU) Regulation on Ship Recycling and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Hong Kong Convention. LRQA, as a member of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, has strong foundations in the maritime industry which greatly assists Lloyd’s Register Marine in continuing their world leading position in ship recycling.

Notes to editors:

About LRQA
LRQA is a member of the Lloyd’s Register group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of assurance services including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes. For Group details see http://www.lr.org/entities.

About Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9000 employees in 78 countries.

Source: 27 February 2014

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