GL Group Pass DQS Management System Audit

Press Release
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
DQS Certificate Award: Photo credit GL Group

The first combined DQS Certificate in the fields of quality, environment, occupational health & safety awarded to GL Group.

The GL Group has received a combined certificate of compliance with the BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards after successfully passing an integrated management system audit conducted by the German certification body DQS. The Group is the first technical advisor for assurance, consulting, classification and certification to receive such a combined matrix certificate.

Erik van der Noordaa, CEO of the GL Group, was delighted to receive the certificate from DQS managing director Götz Blechschmidt at the GL Group's
head office in Hamburg. "The combined certification is a clear reflection of GL Group's ambition to continue to take the company in a direction that
makes it safer, smarter and greener. I am very grateful for the dedication and cooperation of the DQS team who worked with us in the process of attaining this certification. Both companies invested several months of intensive planning, training, documentation and internal audits across our three business segments to reach this successful conclusion."

The DQS certificate was issued as proof of the compliance of the GL Group's management system with these international standards that assess occupational health and safety management systems, BS OHSAS 18001, the quality standards of products and services, ISO 9001, and the environmental
friendliness of processes, products and services, ISO 14001.

GL provides classification, verification and engineering consulting services to the maritime, renewables and oil & gas industries. The Group has offices
in more than 80 countries and operates more than 200 stations worldwide.

In the picture, from left to right: Christian Ulrich Diehl, Senior Vice President Group Quality, Governance & Risk, Pekka Paasivaara, Member of GL Group's Executive Board, Erik van der Noordaa, CEO GL Group, Götz Blechschmidt, DQS Managing Diåçrector, Dr Joachim Segatz, Member of GL Group's Executive Board, Ramón Azúa, Head of Department Group QHSE Managemåent and Gert Krüger, DQS's Head of Key Account Management.

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