INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS MET
Both Santa Rita and San Lorenzo were once again certified compliant with three (3) international standards in 2016. This includes the plant’s Integrated Management System (IMS), which covers Quality (ISO 9001:2008), Environment (ISO 14001:2004), and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007) Management Systems. The IMS Surveillance Audit was conducted on May 18 to 19, 2016 by AJA Registrars, Inc.
Santa Rita and its Multipartite Monitoring Team (MMT) were recognized by the Environmental Impact Management Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) Central Office during the 5th Annual National MMT Convention on April 12 to 13, 2016.
Santa Rita received a Plaque of Recognition for the satisfactory performance of its MMT as EMB’s partner in monitoring the proponent’s compliance with the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System; a Certificate of Appreciation for the timely submission of the MMT’s Compliance Monitoring and Validation Report (CMVR); and a Certificate of Appreciation for Best Practice Sharing in the Preparation of CMVR.
The plant likewise received a Plaque of Recognition for its Exemplary Practice in the Implementation of Different Environmental Mandates from the EMB– Region IVA during the Environmental Summit on June 19, 2016.