Blue Ocean Investment Limited, a leading bulk distribution specialist of petroleum products, has received three ISO certifications making it the first bulk distribution company in Ghana to be certified in all three major standards.
The petroleum company received certification in; ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems), and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems).
ISO is an independent, non-governmental, international organization that is globally recognized as a network that develops standards and guides to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems.
At a press conference, in Accra, Deputy Managing Director of Blue Ocean Investments Limited, Mr. David Quaye said, “This is a big achievement for Blue Ocean Investments, also because there is no terminal in Ghana that has received ISO certification.”
The Blue Ocean Investments terminals are Kotoka International Airport Aviation Depot, Ridge Depot, Tema Multi-Product Terminal and Takoradi Terminal.
Mr. Quaye encouraged staff not to rest on their laurels but to move a notch higher and walk the talk to sustain the certification.
The Managing Director of SGS, Ghana Mr. Kiki Gyan, during the presentation, congratulated Blue Ocean Investments for distinguishing themselves from competition by ensuring that they have quality systems in place and for being committed to continual improvement of quality.
SGS is a leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company with about 46 global accreditations including Swiss Accreditation and recognition as the Global benchmark for quality and integrity management systems processes.
He added that the certification to Occupational Health and Safety Systems would enable Blue Ocean Investments “to promote a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows the organisation to identify and reduce their occupational health and safety risks, reduce potential accidents, aid legislative compliance, and improve overall performance.”
Mr. Kiki Gyan mentioned that the Environmental Management Systems certification will “help Blue Ocean Investments to minimize energy use, reduce resource and operating cost and contribute to constant improvement in environmental performance and sustainable development efforts in Ghana and UN as a whole.”
He stated that the three certifications prove that Blue Ocean Investment has an effective system in place to harmonize its integrated management processes.
Blue Ocean Investments Limited is one of the leading bulk distribution specialists of petroleum products such as gasoline, aviation fuel, and LPG.
Headquartered in Accra, the Bulk Distribution Company operates in all the zonal locations; Tema, Takoradi, Kumasi, and Buipe, and has built a solid reputation as a reliable supplier to the petroleum market in Ghana.
Blue Ocean Investments has established itself as a dominant player in the downstream oil industry and has a portfolio of over 95 different customers and a staff strength of 116 employees.