Aurecon Sustainability Head wins Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2018 national award
Source: Aurecon , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Sat November 10, 2018 1:08 pm

INTERNATIONAL. Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon is proud to announce that Sonja de Klerk, Head of Quality, Environment & Sustainability at Aurecon, was chosen as the Country Winner – SADC South 2018/9, in the Business & Professional Service sector of CEO Global’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government Awards.

The award identifies and recognises Africa’s most influential leaders to honour excellence in the public and private sectors.

“I’m honoured to be recognised as the Country Winner, especially in light of the impressive list of nominees this year. I can attribute this award to my passion for sustainability, innovation and mentoring,” says De Klerk.

De Klerk’s latest award follows a long list of impressive accolades. In 2017, she co-authored the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Guide to the Interpretation and Application of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard in the Consulting Engineering Industry.

In 2015, De Klerk won the PDCA Women in Quality Individual Achievement Award, which recognises a woman in the quality profession for outstanding achievement and demonstrated leadership, together with a lasting commitment to promoting quality and making a change in her organisation. She was also the Chairperson of ISO TC176 South Africa from 2014 to 2016 and represented South Africa at international plenaries during the development of ISO 9001:2015.

At Aurecon, De Klerk is responsible for fostering and driving a quality and environmental culture throughout the company’s operations worldwide, while monitoring that customer, regulatory and relevant certification/accreditation requirements of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards are met. Also accountable for implementing GRI Standards-compliant Sustainability Reporting, she collaborates across multiple teams, senior executive management and the board of directors.

“I would like to congratulate Sonja de Klerk on this prestigious award. It is a testament to the type of leadership Aurecon attracts and the importance of striving for greatness,” comments Ferdi Nell, Aurecon Managing Director, Africa.

Photo Caption: Sonja de Klerk, Head of Quality, Environment & Sustainability at Aurecon (Photo: Aurecon)

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Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise. We serve our clients across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be both future ready and engineered for life.

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