Mines Bureau R02 is now ISO certified

True to its vision in implementing an international standard system, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II is now International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified. MGB R0II has recently received its Certificate of Registration on OHSAS 18001:2017, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015.

The certifications were received from Intertek Certification Limited, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited body under schedule of accreditation no. 14.

OHSAS 18001:2007, otherwise known as Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification provides for international standards framework to identify, to control, and to eliminate/reduce the risks accompanied in health and safety within the work environment.

RD Mario A. Acheta said that, “the certification gives a clear signal that our primordial concern is the health and welfare of its employees by implementing a health and safety policy which protects its employees against occupational risks in the workplace considering we have a lot of technical personnel who are always on field.”

ISO 14001:2015 facilitates for environmental management system of an organization. This seeks for the proper management of the environmental responsibilities of the bureau like paper, water, and fuel consumption as well as the waste disposal system of MGB.

On the other hand, ISO 9001:2015 addresses the quality management system of the office. This sets criteria on the agency’s service delivery vis-a vis its clients’ satisfaction

“Given these certifications, it is a proof that what we are doing is good. We will continue to strive harder for our clients that rightfully deserve efficient and effective service delivery,” RD Ancheta said.