Zuva Petroleum received three International Standards Organisation certifications from the British Standards Institution (BSI), namely the Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management.
As a result, Zuva Petroleum becomes the only company in Zimbabwe’s fuel sector to do so.
The company’s chief executive Bethwell Gumbo said:
The achievement of quality standards in administrative procedures clearly demonstrates our willingness to establish and operate effective, efficient and transparent systems.
It recognises that in seeking to achieve the highest standards we are prepared to open our systems to independent scrutiny and evaluation and to adapt to best practices.
The Minister of Energy and Power Development, Joram Gumbo said that is is the government’s desire that all local companies attain international standards. He said:
My ministry is proud to see Zimbabwean companies achieving international standards. This is what we yearn for as government.
It is the government’s desire to see all Zimbabwean companies, not just energy companies, producing goods and services that meet international standards in order to be competitive on the global market.
According to a report, less than 1 per cent of Zimbabwean companies are certified.