The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 (MGB-1) have conducted internal ISO Audit last January 18-19, 2021. This is in preparation to the 2nd ISO Surveillance Audit scheduled on February 2, 2021. Assigned Internal Auditors conducted a cross audit in the four divisions (Finance and Admin Division, Mine Management Division, Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division). The said audit was headed by Internal Lead Auditor Katrina Carla Delos Angeles.

A Management Review was also conducted last January 21, 2021 to ensure that the Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment remain suitable, adequate and effective. The review assessed the opportunities to improve and check the need to change the quality management system, the quality policy or the quality objectives.

Last February 2020, MGB-1 successfully passed its first surveillance audit and continued with its certification after second Surveillance last February 4, 2020.

Regional Director Carlos Tayag stated that he remains positive in terms of surpassing another successful ISO audit. He added that he encourages all employees and personnel to cooperate and participate well towards common goals. ###