GHP Q4 2021

GHP / Q4 2021 13 , Jul21754 Geoscience Testing Laboratory Dubai (GTL) is a leading quality and compliance solutions provider in theMiddle East, North Africa and Asia, and the UAE’s first 100%Emirati-owned private and independent testing laboratory. Having issuedmillions of test reports needed for performance, quality, conformity and regulatory compliance since 1997, the company has become the most trusted 360-degree conformity assessment body that specialises in the fields of analytical testing, verification, validation and inspection. UAE-based Geoscience Testing Laboratory wins GHP Excellence Award for Halal Testing Services Geoscience Testing Laboratory’s halal testing services help companies to produce and promote halal food products to the market. Since consuming halal food is part of religious faith for Muslims, it is really a necessary part for companies to get their halal products tested to secure the loyalty of Muslim customers. And living in an Islamic region like the UAE, it is part of the law to test halal products before introducing them to the market. Halal products registered or manufactured outside the UAE also require testing to introduce them to the UAE market. GTL started its activity in the field of soil investigation. As it further recognised the vast demand of testing service requirements in the construction industry, the company, consequently, expanded its activities in the fields of physical, mechanical and chemical analyses of construction materials. It has further added to its scope microbiological, halal integrity, food and chemical analyses, in addition to environmental monitoring, geotechnical investigation, topographical survey, and geophysical services. GTL’s operations are anchored on the UAE’s sustainability development goals focusing on the areas of food security; good health and wellbeing; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; industry, innovation and infrastructure; sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; decent work and economic growth; as well as preservation of life below water and on land. The company is accredited by EIAC, ENAS, GAC and Certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHAS 18000, with its laboratories having competent analysts proficient in operating sophisticated instruments. It has empowered over 10,000 companies to achieve competitive advantage as well as superior performance by boosting operating efficiency, reducing costs, increasing revenue, enhancing safety standards and minimising exposure to risk throughout their value chain. Yearly, GTL supports $46 billion worth of projects and contracts across key industries. It has successfully completed numerous major and prestigious projects for Dubai Municipality, Road & Transport (RTA), DEWA, as well as from various noteworthy private customers including Nakheel, Emaar, Aldar, and more. GTL is a result-oriented, customer-centred organisation. Its leaders are always innovating new ways to improve its process. The company strongly believes that those who continue to innovate are best positioned to endure and thrive during economic highs and lows. Speaking of challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on all industries, with varying degrees of severity. It has also altered the corporate world in many ways; most organisations globally are experiencing unprecedented disruption. And it had the same impact on GTL with the majority of its clients being from the food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, and construction industries. As businesses juggle a range of priorities and challenges, GTL has viewed this as a steppingstone to innovate and diversify to adapt to the needs of the market. It took advantage of the opportunity that it has with its inhouse research and development team composed of esteemed scientists, quality experts, and product specialists by formulating disinfecting and sanitising products, forming a brand called HAGIENEX. Ultimately, GTL wouldn’t be where it is today without its employees who are the backbone of the organisation and the most effective brand ambassadors. There are certain qualities that GTL looks for in its employees – their experience and their character, each as vital as each other. The company is now looking ahead with plans for the next five years and beyond to be the top market shared provider for technical services in the region, as well as to continue complying to the needs of regulatory bodies, industries and consumers. Company: Geoscience Testing Laboratory Contact: Angeline Rivera Email: [email protected] Website: