The Environment and Safety management system
The Environment and Safety management systems are at the core of the Environment and Safety Department’s (ESD) activities in defining our company policies in an integrated manner to become a more effective and efficient organization through the adoption of tools that will allow us to control the compliance of our business processes and activities.
We ensure that we are in compliance by conducting periodic audits internally and by an accredited third-party body.
UNI EN ISO 14001:2015
ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard applicable to all types of business, and which defines how an effective environmental management system should be developed.
ISO 14001 certification issued by an independent, accredited body demonstrates a company’s commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of its processes, products and services, and attests to the reliability of its environmental management system. The standard requires the company to define its environmental objectives and targets and implement an environmental management system to achieve them.
In Italy, Buzzi Unicem has always had confidence in environmental management systems: Vernasca was the first cement plant in Italy and one of the first in Europe to achieve this important recognition in 1999.
OHSAS 18001 – UNI EN ISO 45001:2018
The English OHSAS 18001 standard and subsequently ISO 45001:2018 defined the requirements for occupational health and safety management systems.
In 2003, Buzzi Unicem’s Robilante, Vernasca and Travesio cement plants obtained certification by implementing a series of procedures and documents that were gradually adopted at all the group’s plants.
The High Structure Level (HSL) of the new ISO 45001 standard allows for greater uniformity and integration of standards with other international management systems, with more focus on employees/people.
As of 2019, audits are conducted in accordance with ISO 45001: 2018, to complete the migration to the new standard by 2021.
EMAS = Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
EMAS (EC Regulation 2026/2018) is a voluntary system for both public and private companies and organizations based within the European Community or outside it, which want to assess and improve their own environmental efficiency. The Monselice cement plant is the only one in Italy that has achieved this important recognition.