Portsmouth Port celebrates international accolade
Saturday December 14th, 2019
Portsmouth International Port has won the International Quality Organisation of the Year award at the prestigious 2019 International Quality Awards, held on Wednesday 27 November at the The Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden.
The awards celebrates excellence in the quality sector, and acknowledges the contribution of the quality profession in enhancing the reputation of organisations around the world. Organised by the Chartered Quality Institute, it is judged by a rigorous evidence-based process.
The port is acknowledged as being a leader in the quality sector, and in 2018 was also one of the first organisations in the world to undertake an audit against the then new international standard for occupational health and safety management ISO 45001, and receive a positive recommendation from the British Standards Institution (BSI). During 2019, successful surveillances were achieved for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Managment) and ISO 27001 (Information Security).
Mike Sellers, Port director at Portsmouth International Port said: “I’m delighted that the port has been recognised internationally for our work on quality standards. This reflects the culture and hard work of all of our port staff and demonstrates that the port is a front runner on our systems and standards at a global level.”
Portsmouth International Port triumphed in the ‘Quality Organisation of the Year’ category for its management of uncertainties and complexities around Brexit using risk-based assessments, while aggressively building its business.