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8 July 2024 | 15:42


Benin Terminal, a subsidiary of AGL (Africa Global Logistics) and operator of the Port of Cotonou container terminal, today announced that it has obtained the certification of its QHSE Integrated Management System according to ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) standards.

Issued by Bureau Veritas Certification, this triple certification is the culmination of a preliminary audit phase carried out by Bureau Veritas, which sent its experts for several days to the Benin Terminal facilities. Obtaining this triple certification testifies to Benin Terminal’s commitment to the Port of Cotonou, the Beninese State as well as its customers, partners, employees, suppliers, shareholders, etc. to comply with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements in terms of quality, environment and safety. It also reflects the company’s desire to be part of a logic of continuous improvement of its performance and competitiveness.

By obtaining this triple certification, which gives it international recognition of the quality of its QHSE Integrated Management System, Benin Terminal stands out and strengthens its position as a reference player in the port of Cotonou. The company thus affirms its ability to meet and anticipate the needs and expectations of its customers, offering them quality services that respect the environment and the health and safety of people.

With this certification, Benin Terminal also values the professionalism and involvement of its employees, which are at the heart of its strategy. For Benin Terminal, this certification, issued by a third-party organization of international reference, highlights the permanent involvement of the General Management and all employees in a common objective of sustainable development and performance around three axes: active listening to our customers and other stakeholders, optimization of our processes and methods, search for performance through continuous improvement.

«We are very proud to have obtained this triple certification for several reasons: it rewards the work and commitment of all our employees, it enhances our approach to social and environmental responsibility, and it strengthens our know-how and expertise for the benefit of all our customers and users. We will continue our efforts and commitments to improve our performance and competitiveness.» Fabrice TURE, Managing Director of Benin Terminal
«The Port of Cotonou is delighted that Benin Terminal has obtained the triple ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 certifications. These three standards, simultaneously obtained by Benin Terminal, confirm the port platform's commitment to sustainable development. This requires the appropriation of good practices and compliance with environmental standards. Congratulations to Benin Terminal! We hope that this approach by Benin Terminal will be emulated by other stakeholders in the port platform of Cotonou. » Bart Van Eenoo, Director General of The Autonomous Port of Cotonou

About Benin Terminal

Thanks to 142,000,000,000 billion FCFA (216 million euros) invested since 2013 by Benin Terminal, the container terminal of the port of Cotonou has become a regional logistics hub for growth for Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. A major player in the country’s logistics chain, Benin Terminal employs 419 Beninese and is developing a subcontracting policy that generates a thousand indirect jobs. Benin Terminal also carries out actions for the populations in partnership with NGOs, for example support for the schooling of young people affected by HIV, support for youth empowerment and awareness raising on environmental preservation.


Press contact: 

Francis VIKOU, Communication & Sustainable Development Manager – AGL in Benin

francis.vikou@benin-terminal.com – +229 96 39 53 52

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