Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company’s (LCMC) has maintained its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001: 2015 certificate with zero non-conformity this year, in the recently concluded remote and on-site environmental follow-up audit by TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc.
This is the fifth time that Lepanto has passed the said audit with zero nonconformity, covering three (3) sites – Corporate Office in Makati City, Lepanto Warehouse in Malolos, Bulacan and Lepanto Mine Division in Mankayan. Benguet.
In the audit report, TUV commended the company’s efforts in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing all the assistance Lepanto has been extending to its employees and the surrounding communities. TUV also lauded Lepanto’s solid waste management, particularly its Engineered Sanitary Landfill (ESL), following EMB-CAR’s recommendation to all LGUs in the Cordillera region, to make the company’s ESL a benchmark in solid waste management in their respective localities. TUV particularly mentioned all the citations the company has been getting from various LGUs in the Cordillera for their benchmarking activities conducted on site.
“Our five-peat zero nonconformity only proves that we have been consistent in our environmental performance over the years. It takes strong determination, steadfast commitment and above all, unwavering support from our employees and our surrounding communities”, Lepanto’s Environmental Management Representative and VP for HR and Administration and CSR Mr. Knestor Jose Y. Godino shared.
Lepanto’s ISO 14001:2015 certification came in perfect timing as this month of September marks the company’s 84th Anniversary.
“On this birthday of Lepanto, we successfully maintained our ISO 14001:2015 certification which is an international standard in environmental management. This is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment environmental stewardship and sustainable development”, beamed LCMC President and COO Bryan U. Yap.