By Chisom Nwatu
Asharami Synergy, a Sahara Group downstream company, has received three certifications from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in recognition of its commitment to global quality, health, safety and environmental standards.
ISO certification is a seal of approval from a third party that a company runs according to one of the international standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization.
The organization followed a rigorous audit process that covered business efficiency, customer satisfaction, compliance to regulatory requirements, effective environmental management systems, with provision of safe and healthy workplaces for employees and other stakeholders. This is a major transition from the previously held ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 18001:2007.
Foluso Sobanjo, managing director, Asharami Synergy, a foremost oil and gas enterprise in Africa, said the ISO certifications reinforce the company’s dedication and commitment to global standards across its value chain, especially in the areas of bulk storage and aviation fuel supply operations.
“This continues to make Asharami Synergy a foremost and distinctive brand in the downstream sector where we deliver fuel solutions that are driven by technology, seamless supply chain efficiency and adaptable services tailored to different classes of customers,” he said.
Sobanjo further said the ISO certifications would strengthen Asharami Synergy’s resolve to promote quality, safety, environmental sustainability, and energy transition in downstream operations, working in collaboration with national, regional, and global partners.
He said as a member of Sahara Group, a leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate, the company has an unwavering commitment to delivering clean and sustainable energy in Nigeria and across its other downstream operations in Africa.
“One of the requirements of the Quality Management System certification is employee involvement, consultation, and participation. Every employee of Asharami Synergy is critical to our quality, safety and sustainability framework, which we also extend to all our stakeholders to ensure seamless compliance in all our processes and operations,” he stated.
Sobanjo also noted that with previous International Air Transport Association (IATA) Strategic Partnerships and Joint Inspection Group (JIG) Membership, Asharami Synergy would continue to provide direction and leadership for the sector towards ensuring sustained growth and excellent service experience for consumers.
Asharami Synergy emerged from the consolidation of nine Sahara Group Companies with interest in procurement, storage, and distribution of refined petroleum products. It controls over 30 percent of Nigeria’s aviation fuel market as well as a significant share of Nigeria’s Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) market. Asharami Synergy also produces ‘Asha Engine Oil’, top quality lubricants for cars, motorcycles, and other multipurpose vehicles.