Cemex recently secured the International Standard Organization (ISO) certifications for its two plants ─ Solid Cement in Antipolo City, Rizal and Apo Cement in Naga, Cebu.
Both facilities have received the ISO 50001:2018 Certification for Energy Management System (EnMS), making Cemex Philippines the first and only cement producer in the country to have facilities with these credentials.
The EnMS certification means the company has minimized environmental impact by reducing its greenhouse gas emission.
Having the only EnMS-certified plants in the country means that as a company, Cemex understands its own energy flow, contributes to significantly decrease energy consumption, remains compliant with energy regulations and follows a roadmap for energy efficiency, among others.
The ISO 50001:2018 certification is a strategic investment for the company in terms of energy sustainability and efficiency. SGS, a global leader in inspection, verification, testing, and certification, conferred the ISO certification.
Built on the Plant-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle , the ISO 50001:2018 certification has the same requirements as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 certifications because its framework is identical to Integrated Management System (IMS).
This means Cemex adheres to the highest standards of guidelines to have an organized, streamlined set of processes to perform seamlessly and efficiently.
The PDCA model is a project-planning tool developed as a four-step model and should be done repeatedly for continuous improvement. IMS, on the other hand, is a system that integrates an organization’s systems and processes into a single, complete framework to enable the organization to work as a single unit with a systematized scheme and cohesive objectives in place.