WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Khayyat Contracting and Trading Co. (KCT), headed by Mohamed Moataz Al-Khayat. CEO, recently became the first company in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to receive recognition of its global standards of practice by the British Standards Institution – Group Middle East (BSI).
The BSI certification audited four standards: Quality, Environment, Health and Safety, and Integrated Management.
BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century, BSI has been showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. BSI works in 150 countries worldwide.
KCT has some 20 construction projects underway in the Doha region in Qatar, with a total workforce of about 6,000 workers. KCT recently launched the Al Khayyat Academy for Training, a facility to train construction tradesmen and unskilled laborers, as well as foremen and supervisors in 10 trades.
KCT is one of 17 companies owned by Mr. Al-Khayat. The companies include general contracting, commercial and residential developments, building materials, various trading companies, hospitals and restaurants with operations in Syria, Morocco and Qatar. After the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Mr. Al-Khayat joined the Syrian opposition and because of that decision, the regime confiscated all his assets in Syria as well as his family's assets. Mr. Al-Khayat now operates his enterprises from Qatar. He is committed to fostering and supporting humanitarian efforts in the Near East.
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