Octal Upholds Best Practices in Occupational Health and Safety With ISO 45001
Marking another milestone in compliance excellence, PET packaging manufacturer OCTAL recently achieved the ISO 45001 certification for its main site in Salalah. The upgrade to the latest Safety Management System is a significant step forward for the company, demonstrating its proactive approach to occupational health and safety and the wellbeing of its team. This is the latest in a string of international accreditations the company has earned as it continues to maintain exemplary standards in health and safety, while reducing the environmental impact of its industrial operations.
Robert Khoury, Site Director, Manufacturing & Supply Chain at OCTAL, said, "We recognize the importance of strong ethical principles and good stewardship within our business, and aim to be a role model for preventing workplace accidents and providing a healthy work environment. The ISO 45001 certification is a testament to our commitment to site and employee safety and validates our approach of looking at risk reduction as a business process instead of a traditional standard. In addition, it reiterates the importance of personnel and contractor engagement in ensuring the best possible working conditions and safety norms. These are things that we are constantly improving as we seek to stay at the very top of international standards and be an organization that people are proud to be part of.”
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization that promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. By bringing together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards, it supports innovation and provides solutions to global challenges.
OCTAL’s reputation as a global leader in PET manufacturing has been driven by its strong dedication to international standards at every stage of production. From its dedicated hub in the Sultanate’s southernmost governorate of Dhofar, the company has won accolades for its stringent health, safety, security and operational policies. These include the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation in recognition of its world-class research facilities, the ISO 9001 for its excellence in Quality, as well as the internationally-recognized Environment Management System standard certification ISO 14001.
OCTAL is the world's largest producer of PET sheet and resin on a single site and the world's leading clear rigid packing material supplier, producing nearly 1 million metric tons of bottle grade PET and DPET™ sheet per year. Our large-scale production facilities, innovative products and global reach are enhancing the performance of our customers around the world by converting from PVC, polystyrene and PP to our fully-recyclable and economically-efficient DPET™ solutions.