SAN JUAN, La Union – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 (MGB-1) have conducted a Management Review last October 21-22, 2021 at the EM Royalle Hotel and Resort 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.
MGB-1 successfully passed external surveillance last February 2, 2021 and continued with their certification on ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2015.
An Internal Audit was done last August 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.
Regional Director Socrates G. Gaerlan encouraged all MGB 1 employees to unite in another successful ISO Audit to retain the international certification. Further, he added that the processes should be efficient and effective and must be consistent with the international best practices.