Kenya Generating Electricity Company (KenGen) has earned its fifth ISO re-certification after passing rigorous audits performed by Bureau Veritas to certify the company’s compliance with international standards.
KenGen’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) were audited in June 2021 and found to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards, resulting in re-certification, which was formally delivered to the business this morning.
Speaking after receiving the certificate from the certifying body, CEO Rebecca Miano reiterated the company’s commitment to maintaining the standards through continual improvement.
Miano attributed growth of KenGen to good policies, strategies, and procedures adding that the company has an installed capacity of 1,818MW out of which, 86 per cent was being generated from green and renewable sources.
KenGen was the first public institution to receive the ISO certification in Kenya back in 2004.
It has maintained the focus and commitment to high standards leading to the fifth re-certification.
Miano said KenGen will continue to implement the ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards across all business processes.
She said the implementation of ISO had helped improve the company’s efficiency and overall performance.
“This re-certification is a testament of our resilience and commitment to continually improve our processes to enhance better performance towards the realization of our corporate strategy and goals,” she said.
Bureau Veritas District Executive Officer for East and Central Africa, Cyprian Kabbis, said the audit process for recertification of KenGen was conducted smoothly and commended the KenGen team for their dedication and cooperation all through the process of audits and implementation of the procedures.
The re-certification is expected to run for the next three years and is the fifth re-certification since the company was first ISO certified in 2004.