The awards, which include certification to the latest ISO 45001: 2018 standard for Aswaaq Retail and HACCP certification for prestigious developments at Index Tower, Dubai Autism Centre and The Mall Jumeirah, reflect Aswaaq’s vision and commitment to bring world-class retailing standards to the UAE.
Aswaaq’s long-standing relationship with LRQA began in 2009 and has seen the two businesses work closely together to build and maintain standards at a consistently high level. The certification assessment was conducted by LRQA's trusted assessors, who bring in-depth sector knowledge and expertise to the task. Aswaaq’s continuing commitment drive for standards will now focus on new Aswaaq locations, with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and HACCP certification for new site expected within 6 months
Aswaaq Deputy CEO, Mr. Affan Al Khoori said:
“As part of Aswaaq’ s vision ‘to be benchmarked as a world class retailer in the region’, we are proud to acquire these international standards and certifications. We believe that achieving the highest standards of quality and safety strengthens our bonds with the community and supports our aim to provide unparalleled experiences, safe and high quality products and a healthy environment across our facilities.”
Ayman Ktaily from LRQA said:
“This award underlines the strength of our relationship with Aswaaq and the valuable role that standards can play in helping to build world-class businesses here in the UAE. We look forward to continuing our journey together and helping Aswaaq to strengthen even further its reputation for quality, safety and care for the stakeholders.”