SATORP achieves Intertek’s Certification on Business Continuity Management to demonstrate its resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic


Jubail, Saudi Arabia: Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has awarded the ISO 22301:2012 certification for Business Continuity Management System to Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP), a petrochemical joint venture refinery between Saudi Aramco and TOTAL. 

ISO 22301 is a globally recognised international standard for Business Continuity Management System which specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.

An official award ceremony was held at SATORP headquarters in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, during which 

Samir Ahmed, Director of Business Assurance at Intertek, presented the certificate to Hatem Al-Ahmadi, HSSE Manager of SATORP and offered his congratulations to the senior management team. Also present during the ceremony were Raphael A. Duflos, VP Manufacturing; Adel A. Mejhed, VP-HR&SS; Bader A. Al-Dubaikel, Head of Business Resiliency Programs and Waqas Ahmed, Area Manager of Intertek Business Assurance in KSA Eastern Region.

Hatem Al-Ahmadi said: “Achieving the certification for Business Continuity is a testament of SATORP’s strength and resilience to withstand any threats and risks. ISO 22301:2012 certification shows our pledge to all stakeholders that we will implement and maintain effective measures for continuity of our business despite COVID-19 or any other disruptive incident. We are honoured to have received this certification from Intertek and would like to thank their team for professionalism and diligence throughout the certification process.”

Samir Ahmed offered his congratulations to the SATORP team and added: “We are pleased to be working with SATORP on this certification process. The adoption of Business Continuity Management system prepares an organization to display resilience and confidence to customers and other interested parties of a continuous operation, even if any incidents occur. By achieving ISO 22301 certification, SATORP has demonstrated that it has a structured risk management system in place to ensure business continuity.

About Intertek:

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.