Geocycle, the waste management unit of cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, was recently recognised as having management systems for its operations, environmental impact and occupational health and safety that are up par with international quality standards.
On Dec. 21, Geocycle received an Integrated Management System (IMS)certificate that covers ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007. The three are a set of quality practices used globally to measure management systems for operations and processes, environmental compliance, and occupational health and safety, respectively.
Geocycle is the first co-processing business in the Philippines to qualify for an IMS, said the local unit of British firm Certification International (CI) which conducted the audits for the certification. CI Managing Director Renato Navarrete explained that the certification means ’quality is being achieved but not at the expense of the environment and the health and safety of employees.’