The Guyana Office for Investment has attained its ISO 9001 certification, which will ensure the agency upkeeps the highest standards while servicing Guyana’s private sector moving forward.
In recent times, more local companies and government agencies have recognised the need to become ISO 9001 certified.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
President Irfaan Ali presented a replica of the ISO: 9001 certificate to the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest). The process of obtaining accreditation of this agency under the international standard began shortly after the current administration took office, according to Go-invest Chief Executive Officer Peter Ramsaroop.
The Global Compliance service assists local companies in attaining accredited ISO certifications. This certification guarantees that the management system implemented by the organisation meets International standards.
President Ali touts this as a significant achievement in improving services provided to investors and, as such, is continuing to put the necessary systems in place to meet international standards.
“For the first time, we are not only leading the private sector in a direction that it should go, that is the achievement of international certification, but here is it that a Government supported agency, Go-Invest, is leading the way by becoming a certified player in accordance with ISO standards.”
He additionally noted that this ensures the agency will maintain its high standards of service to the Guyanese community and enable an environment for investors to employ sound policies in their decision-making.
“To maintain the ISO certification, it requires the organisation and everything we do within the organisation to operate at all times at a high level. In keeping with the goal re-orienting Government services, re-orienting the delivery of services, we are very pleased to launch the Guyana Office for Investment as a certified ISO 9001 agency.”