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Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical obtained national accreditations on product quality, ESG and safety management integration

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Mar 02, 2023 (China Knowledge) - After rigorous reviews and wide-scale audits on Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC), a subsidiary of Rongsheng Petrochemical (002493), Beijing Sanxing Samsung 9000 Certification Body has finally endorsed the chemical giant the accreditation and certification on product quality, environmental-protection, and occupational health and safety management systems.

Beijing Sanxing 9000 Certification Body Co., Ltd (referred to as "Sanxing 9000" or "BSC") was established in 1996 by China Petrochemical Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation. It is a third-party certification organization with approval from the State Accreditation and Administration Commission for Certification and Accreditation and China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment.

Last year when ZPC decided to establish an integrated management system that incorporates quality control, environmental-protection, and occupational health and safety management, the management initiated internal management reviews.

In Jan this year ZPC invited 18 experts from BSC to conduct an external audit of their integrated management system. In subsequent weeks, based on QC standards of GB/T19001-2016, GB/T24001-2016, GB/T45001-2020, the QC auditors and other experts conducted on-site inspections, observations, questioning, document checks, and record reviews in 23 departments, 5 business units, and other supporting production facilities.

On Feb 17, the final results on the audit and accreditations were announced, and attended by President Liu Minghui, Vice Presidents Guo Hekuan and He Jianbo. The Group Leader for this exercise Zhou Zhenhong expressed gratitude to the company's various departments and lead managers.

In his concluding speech, President Liu reiterated that all business units and departments to take the non-conformities and improvement suggestions raised by the audit team seriously, and to take measures, fulfill responsibilities, and close the loops on schedule. Liu also emphasized that the company should relentlessly improve its management systems, clarify responsibility interfaces, improve the standards, facilitate information dissemination, and implement strict measures to promote high-quality development.

ZPC, based in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, is a comprehensive refining and chemical enterprise with a refining capacity of 40 mln tons per annum (T/A) by world’s standards. Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group, the parent company of Rongsheng Petrochemical is ranked 59th in China by revenue at RMB 448.32 bln in 2022. Last year, the Fortune Global 500 reported Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group's global ranking at 180th, and third among chemical giants trailing behind China’s state-owned Sinochem Holdings and Germany’s BASF.

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