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Cementos Portland Valderrivas obtains AENOR OHSAS 18001 certification in all its plants

11/03/2009

Cementos Portland Valderrivas obtains AENOR OHSAS 18001 certification in all its plants

Cementos Portland Valderrivas has obtained OHSAS 18001 certification from AENOR for its cement plants in Alto, Hontoria, Olazagutia, Alcalá de Guadaira, Monjos and Vallcarca.
 
As a result, all of the group's cement factories in Spain have OHSAS 18001 certification, which not only ensures compliance with safety regulations, but also underlines the group's commitment to the health and safety of its workers.
 
With OHSAS 18001 certification, the company's workplace safety programme goes above and beyond the requirements of the Workplace Safety Act, encouraging a company-wide culture of safety.
 
Dieter Kiefer, Chairman and CEO of Grupo Cementos Portland Valderrivas, was presented with the certification by Manuel López Cachero, Chairman of AENOR, at an event at Cementos Portland Valderrivas headquarters; attendees included Fernando Serrano, General Secretary of Comisiones Obreras Federation of Construction, Wood and Related Workers (FECOMA-CCOO); Saturnino Gil, Secretary of Workplace Safety and the Environment of the General Union of Workers National Federation of Metal, Construction and Related Workers (MCA-UGT), and various members of company and management committees at Cementos Portland Valderrivas group.

By developing technical standards and providing certification, AENOR contributes to improving quality and competitiveness of companies and their products and services; in this way, it helps organisations generate one of the most valuable attributes in the current economic situation: trust.

As Spain's official standard-setting body, it offers the economy over 28,000 standards with effective solutions. AENOR is also the leading certification agency, as its certification is highly valued. The over 55,000 certificates issued to date support organisations in such fields as Quality Management, Environmental Management, R&D and Innovation, Workplace Health and Safety, and Energy Efficiency.

AENOR was founded in 1986 as a private not-for-profit institution. It has 21 offices in Spain and companies in a dozen countries.