Mine safety group confers major awards to Holcim Philippines

Mine safety group confers major awards to Holcim Philippines
Published: 04 April 2005

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA), organizers of the 51st annual National Mine Safety and Environmental Conference, recently honored Holcim Philippines, Inc. (formerly Union Cement Corp.) with four major awards in a ceremony held at Camp John Hay Hall in Baguio City.  For its adherence to the highest standards in mining and environmental safety, Holcim Philippines was conferred the Best Mining Forest Award in the non-metallic mining category.  

The company’s operations in Bulacan won the Zero Loss Time Accident Award, while the La Union operations received the Platinum Award for PMIEA - Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award." The La Union operations team also won second place for safest cement plant award.  

BMG director Horacio Ramos and PMSEA president Ernie Rodriguez presented the awards to Alex Vonow, Holcim Philippines senior vice- president for manufacturing; and James Descallar, La Union plant vice- president for operations.