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Crown Paints Receives Triple ISO Certification

Crown Paints Kenya PLC; the leading paint company in Kenya has proudly received the triple ISO certification: Integrated Management System (IMS) Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management system
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management system
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management system

ISO certification is one of the most rigorous and well-regarded standards in the world. Team Crown Paints Kenya PLC was audited by Bureau Veritas, and was presented with their certificates on 12th August 2020.

From left: Crown Paints, SHEQ Coordinator Jesse Jackson, Crown Paints Group Vice-Chairman Hussein Ramji and Crown Paints Group Finance Director Patrick Mwati pose for a photo during the handover of ISO IMS certifications.

These internationally recognized standards ensures their products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective Integrated Management System (IMS).

ISO (International Standards Organization) defines parameters for compliance with the highest standards of quality, safety, environmental responsibility, and other characteristics of world-class organizations’ operations across their materials, products, processes, and services.

Crown Paints Kenya PLC is the first paints company to achieve this prestigious IMS certification in East Africa.

This serves as a recertification for QMS and EMS and transition for OH&S MS from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018. To become ISO IMS compliant, Crown Paints Kenya PLC underwent an extensive company-wide audit that included quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management system development; a management system documentation review, internal audit and final certification audit.

Acquiring ISO IMS reinforces Crown Paints Kenya PLC’s relentless focus on creating the best industry practices in paint manufacturing.
The innovative firm continually invests in improving its integrated management systems by mitigating risks associated with its process in quality, environmental and safety measures.

“In line with its sustainability strategy, Crown Paints Kenya PLC is striving to mitigate its environmental aspects, safety & quality risks by proper waste management, using energy-efficient equipment, controlled processes, legal compliance and continuously improving measures taken to protect people and the environment,” Rakesh Rao Group CEO.

“Crown Paints Kenya PLC is proud to be the first paints company in East Africa to achieve certification for all three standards.”

The new ISO 45001 standard replaces the previous OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, currently the most widespread for Safety and Health at Work management. Obtaining ISO 45001 guarantees that the company has implemented, among other requirements, a high-level structure with an adequate context analysis, as well as a clear focus on risks and opportunities for workers’ safety and health management.