GENEVA, September 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning sustainable agroforestry company, Africa Plantation Capital – part of the APC Group of companies headed by the hugely successful Asia Plantation Capital, is pleased to announce its recent achievement in obtaining ISO 9001:2015 certification under UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and BVC (Bureau Veritas Certification). This is in recognition of its efforts and contribution to the Real Estate and Plantation Management Services sector on the African continent.
The ISO 9001:2015 certification recognises Africa Plantation Capital's remarkable achievements in terms of its continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, transparency, good corporate governance and the deployment of internationally accepted best business practices, and conforms to the precepts and values clearly set out among all the companies in the APC Group.
Africa Plantation Capital is committed to providing its stakeholders with the highest quality plantation management services, and the conferment of the ISO certification means that clients – both existing and new – will have even more confidence in the company and the services being provided.
"We're delighted with the ISO 9001:2015 certification," said Africa Plantation Capital's Director, Kosta Kioleoglou. "It further supports our commitment to providing our clients and partners with an unrivalled, world-class bamboo plantation management service. This is a tribute to our team, and a great example of our commitment to the products that we create and the people we serve."
ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for quality management systems – the standards of which have been adhered to over the last decade by the majority of organisations around the world. There are now more than one million companies and organisations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001, and the number and scope is only increasing with greater recognition of the need to conform to high quality, responsible business practices.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus; the motivation and application of top management; the approach to processes, and the commitment to constantly improve all aspects of the organisation. The utilisation of ISO 9001:2015 helps to ensure that customers receive consistent, good quality products and services, along with the attendant commercial benefits.
"We were very keen from the outset to ensure that the ISO framework was used to bring genuine value to our clients," said Africa Plantation Capital's Business Development Director Mr Kelvin Kaloki. "The journey towards achieving ISO 9001:2015 status started for us in August 2016, but we weren't simply focused on the accreditation for the sake of it. We worked for many months before presenting ourselves to the certification agency, and we were gratified to learn that all our internal policies and processes were aligned with ISO standards."
ISO 9001:2015 certification reflects our commitment to quality, our unrelenting commitment to our customers and affirms our position as African leaders in plantation management services.
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The APC Group is a multi-award-winning sustainable plantation operator and management company, with projects across four continents, and a global workforce in excess of 2,000. A market leader in the industry, its Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of leading academics from various countries (China, Thailand, Malaysia, Kenya, India, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates) who have, between them, developed and patented industry leading technologies and systems.
The Group embraces the concept of vertical integration, and manufactures products for the fragrance and skincare industries via a series of offtake agreements that guarantee the sustainability and efficacy of its business model with attendant respect for the environment and communities.
About Africa Plantation Capital
Africa Plantation Capital is the proud recipient of the 'Kenya Business of the Year' award for 2016, and is part of the APC Group of companies that also includes Asia Plantation Capital.
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