3 Birds with 1 Stone: MMDC Gets Integrated Management System Certification

GOING beyond regulatory demands, Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) has been granted the prestigious Integrated Management (IMS) certification both for its mine site in Carrascal town, Surigao del Sur and head office in Butuan City.


Ranilo Bernardino, chief executive officer of British certifying organization National Quality Assurance (NQA), led the awarding of MMDC's IMS certification, signifying the integration of its three essential business process components: Environment Management System (ISO 14001:2015), Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015), and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 18001: 2007).


The integration of these three systems ensures that business processes across MMDC's management spectrum are unified, streamlined and made more efficient, said Bernardino.


"This makes MMDC's operations fully integrated, avoiding duplication in the business process as well as getting rid of inefficiencies" Bernardino noted.


Glen Suante, chief of the Mine Environment, Safety, Health and Social Division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Caraga, praised MMDC's IMS certification, describing it as "going above and beyond regulatory requirements."


"What the government currently imposes is the EMS, but Marcventures has gone all the way to further raise the quality of its operations," said Suante, who witnessed the awarding.


"This certification means a lot to us in MGB because as a regulator, we can now easily monitor compliance; the reporting requirements are accurate and streamlined," Suante said.


NQA is a globally recognized certifying body based in the United Kingdom, counting among its clients global companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, NASA and the EU Space Agency.