JAN. 20, 2010
 
Taiheiyo plant QMS upgraded, as IMS gets 3-year certification
 
UPDATED ISO CERTIFICATION. TCPI Management Systems Group members (from left) Dr. Ildebrando Estella, Nilo Yap, Cesar Fernandez, Jr. and Marilyn Madelo turn over the IMS certificate to Mr. Katsuo Ono (rightmost), their SVP for Production and Plant Manager, during the company’s Christmas party last December 18, 2009 at the Grand Majestic Convention Center
 
 
TAIHEIYO Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) has upgraded its Quality Management System (QMS) and has succeeded in having it certified good for three years to the latest 2008 international standard.
 
TCPI further earned the re-certification of its Environmental Management System (EMS) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) also with a 3-year validity.
 
Certification International Philippines (CIP) granted TCPI the new ISO 9001:2008 certificate on December 11, 2009 after TCPI submitted itself for a reassessment audit last September 2009.
 
After the same audit, CIP also certified TCPI’s EMS and OHSMS as having been consistently attuned to the standards set under ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
 
All the three certificates had a 3-year validity until December 10, 2012, disclosed Renato V. Navarrete, CIP managing director.
 
The three certified management systems have also been integrated by TCPI for at least three years now under an Integrated Management System (IMS).
 
The integration allowed TCPI to seamlessly pursue conscious efforts in attaining continuous improvement in all aspects of its cement manufacturing operations.
 
“The strengths of the company’s IMS lies in the programs that have been initiated by the different departments to meet the targets defined under the three standards, including those related to customer satisfaction and consistent legal compliance,” noted Navarrete.