Exodus & Company, one of the leading construction companies in Zimbabwe, has been awarded certification for setting internationally recognised standards.
The 13-year old firm was on Wednesday awarded ISO Certification in Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001-2015 Quality Management System—which are internationally recognised.
Exodus & Company offers a wide spectrum of construction services ranging from housing development to project management.
Transport and Infrastructure Development minister, Joel Matiza, said the company has shown commitment to excellence, innovation and high-quality products, mirroring international best practices in real estate and physical infrastructure development.
“It, therefore, is no surprise that Exodus & Company has been awarded such prestigious certifications, testifying to the quality of their work and the unreserved commitment of their staff to high standards,” Matiza said in a speech read on his behalf by Kudzanai Chinyanga, director of Roads in the ministry.
“It is heartening to see that, as part of their social responsibility, Exodus & Company has prioritised and has subsequently been ISO certified in environmental management. It is encouraging to see the unity of purpose between private and public institutions in promoting one of the biggest global development priorities of our generation.”
Standard Association of Zimbabwe director-general, Eve Gadzikwa, who also spoke at the event, said: “Standards provide the sector with solutions for all aspects of its activities from the traditional to the innovative. Standards are tools to tackle new challenges. Implementing standards in the construction industry provides technical advantages…”
Gadzikwa urged Exodus & Company and the construction industry to identify and use relevant standards for the development of Zimbabwe.
“The industry should be capable of dealing with issues such as climate change and its impact on buildings. The sector should acquire relevant standards that help mitigate some of the challenges being faced within the sector,” she said.