MARCH 9, 2009
ISO body ok’s certification of TCPI IMS 
Certification International (Phils.) Inc. has approved the continued certification of  the Integrated Management System (IMS) of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) having met the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The same ISO governing body renewed for this year the separate certification of the occupational health and safety procedures of the cement manufacturer in San Fernando, Cebu as having conformed to the standards set under Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007.

Renato V. Navarrete, CI managing director, told TCPI management representative Nilo R. Yap that the CI ISO Governing Board based its decision on the results of the surveillance audit CI conducted on its IMS on October last year and the corrective actions TCPI took following such audit.

The IMS incorporates into a unified system the three ISO-based management systems TCPI has been adopting for 10 years now.

These are ISO 9001:2000 for quality management system (QMS), ISO 14001:2004 for environment management system (EMS) and OHSAS 18001:2007, he disclosed.

Navarrete said the October audit found that TCPI maintained compliance with the requirements of the three ISO standards.

“It also reported the strengths of the company’s IMS and the activities that have been initiated by the different departments to meet the targets that TCPI defined under the three  standards, including those related to customer satisfaction and consistent legal compliance,” he added.
Navarrete encouraged TCPI to consider taking actions on some opportunities discussed during the October audit as these would escalate the effectiveness of its IMS as a tool for continual improvement and as a guide for meeting organizational performance objectives.