Essel Highways Limited, the road infrastructure arm of Dr. Subhash Chandra led Essel Group, has been rewarded for its unstinting efforts in providing world class road infrastructure with the globally acclaimed Integrated Management Systems (IMS) certificate.
These accreditations make Essel Highways the first road infrastructure company in India to achieve the IMS certifications in four critical parameters namely Quality, Environment, Health and Road Traffic Safety Management. The IMS is a combination of four international standards – ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and ISO 39001:2012 Road Traffic Safety Management System.
The certificate has been issued by British Standard Institutions (BSI) India for the provision of Toll Operations and Maintenance of Roads as per “Concessionaire Agreement Requirements” after a systematic audit of the company’s ‘Toll O&M’ business. The certification will be valid till 2019 subject to successful surveillance audits in the coming years.
The certification substantiates execution excellence with quality, road traffic, safety management, heath & environmental care for the benefit of business and key stakeholders. The much-vaunted IMS certification is a quality system that improves the process and service quality in a company and thus leads to increased efficiency within the system.
Ashok Agarwal, CEO, Essel Infraprojects Limited, on the accomplishment said, “These certifications are a testimonial of Essel Highways commitment to international standards of operations. We are dedicated to continuously improving the Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety management practices in order to provide world class standards at our project sites. Going forward, we are hopeful in not only consolidating our position but looking at state-of-the-art innovations which will not only match but surpass global benchmarks in road infrastructure.”
Essel Group will make an endeavor to achieve IMS certification for Road EPC vertical and MSW verticals. Essel Highways has 14 roads with 10 operational assets with an asset value of USD 2.0 billion. Essel Highways operates eight state and two national highways while one state highway and three national highway projects are under construction. The company has so far executed more than 4,400 km of roads in nine states.
IMS certification helps in implementing, maintaining and monitoring business operations as per globally accepted standard. An integrated management system results in decreased disruption to business, elimination of duplication of audit activities, resulting in fewer audits which in turn help increase efficiency and improve productivity.
About Essel Group
The Essel Group is among India’s most prominent business houses with a diverse portfolio of assets in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development and education. The Group started business in 1976 with a commodity trading and export firm. Today, Essel Group of Companies is a vast conglomerate of Media, Technology, Entertainment, Packaging, Infrastructure, Education, Healthy Lifestyle & Wellness, Financial Services and Precious Metals with worldwide operations and a workforce of over 10,000 dedicated employees.
About Essel Infraprojects
Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) is the infrastructure arm of the Essel group, a 90 year old diversified conglomerate led by Dr Subhash Chandra. EIL is one of the fastest growing companies having diversified interests in infrastructure projects with 3 SBUs & 8 business verticals comprising of an order book value of USD 4.7 billion and a national footprint of more than 17 states and across 95 cities.
The Essel group ventured in infrastructure space in 2007 with an entry into the surface transport segment and today has presence in 3 strategic business units that includes Core Infra (Transport and Urban Development), Green Energy & Power Transmission (Solar, Hydro, Wind Energy and Power Transmission) and Smart Utilities (Utility Distribution and Environment). With its varied portfolio of projects and expertise across the infrastructure domain, EIL is India’s first and only Integrated Smart City Developer. The company aims to fulfil the smart city dream of India by creating integrated, inclusive & sustainable cities of tomorrow with green at its core focusing on transforming the quality of life of citizens.
EIL has been widely recognized and awarded by various prestigious industry bodies like Smart City Council of India, World CSR Congress, Golden Peacock Awards and IAMAI etc. for its innovative solutions, use of new technologies and excellence in projects.