article_award_paris2The world’s largest operating gas-to-liquids (GTL) company – ORYX GTL, has yet again proven its commitment to quality, leadership, technology and innovation by being honored with the “World Quality Commitment Award” in the Gold category; thus adding another distinguished award to its credit.
The award was extended to Mr. Ahmed Al-Muhannadi, ORYX GTL CFO, at the Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D) International Quality Convention 2009 held in Paris, France.

Al Muhannadi proudly presented ORYX GTL vision and values during the award ceremony and highlighted its constant commitment to Quality in ensuring stakeholder satisfaction, sustainable development and operational excellence. He said: “We aim to be an integrated energy company globalizing premium, environmentally friendly products. We convert natural gas into high quality ultra-clean GTL fuels including nearly sulphur-free diesel, naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for the global market.”

The award winners are decided on the basis of commitment to the criteria of the QC100 TQM (Total Quality Management), the contents of which serve as guidelines to business leaders to improve processes and systems. It helps those companies striving for continuous quality improvement to achieve their goals and set an example for the rest of the business community.

The voting process was carried out during the B.I.D World Congress with meetings in Paris, London, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and Newyork over the past ten months, based on one or several of the following concepts: the QC100 principles, Customer satisfaction, Leadership, Technology, Best Practice, Business Results, ISO9000 and TQM.

The basic steps to successfully implement a TQM program in companies are: a quality driven organization, a customer-minded approach, job satisfaction, technological renewal, system efficiency, leadership in society, and concentration on the most profitable areas of business.

For Jose E. Prieto, President of B.I.D, “the awarded companies are symbols of commitment to leadership, technology and innovation which make them models for other companies in their sectors.” The companies from 53 countries from Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania received International World Quality Commitment Award as recognition of their achievements in spreading Quality Culture.

Back in February 18, 2008 ORYX GTL has achieved simultaneous registration to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and PAS 99 with BSI Management Systems. The decision to achieve certification was driven by the desire of ORYX GTL’s management to continually reduce the safety and health risks to employees, prevent pollution and improve stakeholder satisfaction.

For ORYX GTL that has already achieved certification in four management systems, being awarded with the WQCA means expanding strategies for quality management by receiving the QC100 created to facilitate an innovative tool to Directors of Quality.

About TQM QC100 model:
The TQM model is composed of three main principles, as indicated in the name itself: total- it involves all the processes and bodies; Quality- excellence, innovation and technology; Management- leadership, planning, taking action.

The creation of the TQM QC 100 model is the result of many years of dedication of professionals, specialists in business management, who have worked toward defining the philosophy and the modern concept of quality. Its purpose is to use concrete terminology to transmit the ongoing improvement which should take place in every area of the company covering everything from a “customer satisfaction culture” to “business results awareness”.