Integrated Management System
Management systems according to ISO standards are internationally recognised standards that indicate to companies the optimal way to operate. An increasing number of companies are looking for suppliers and co-operators primarily among companies that have such management systems. Implementing and improving systems is therefore not a fad, but an essential tool for ensuring competitiveness.
The potential for continuous improvement resulting from quality, environmental, occupational health and safety, information security, energy management, etc. management systems is within the reach of all companies and other entities wishing to develop, regardless of size, form of ownership or sector.
As a leader in new management trends, KGHM began introducing standardised management systems in its divisions (metallurgical plants) and subsidiaries as far back as the early 1990s. The Quality Management System was introduced first, driven by the need to seek external markets (in the case of companies) or to meet commercial requirements such as those of the London Metal Exchange (in the case of the metallurgical plants).
The leading department in this respect was the Cedynia Wire Rod Plant, which implemented a Quality Management System as early as 1995, and an Integrated Management System in 1999. In the years that followed, the subsequent Departments implemented the systems themselves and integrated them.
Due to the nature of the industry, the focus was on quality, environment, occupational health and safety, energy and IT service management. Certified Integrated Management Systems, with the same scope as in the Cedynia plant, have also been in operation for many years in the Tailings Division, Concentrators Division and at the Legnica and Głogów copper smelters/refineries.
Since 2015, steps have been taken to integrate the systems operating in the Division at the Parent Company level. The first common management system covering the whole of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. was the Energy Management System, operating on the basis of ISO 50001 and certified in 2017.
Implementation of new editions of standards and new management systems is coordinated and supported centrally, and is intended to prepare the ground for the creation of a fully Integrated Management System in the Company in the future. The first step in this direction was the creation of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System based on ISO 45001 in the Head Office and the Data Center Division of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and its group certification.
The next step will be to launch an Anti-Corruption Management System based on ISO 37001 in the Group and to introduce an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001 in the Head Office of KGHM (in the first instance), and then in the Mining Divisions.
The current state of implementation and certification of standardised management systems in the Head Office and Divisions of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is presented in the table below:
*The OHS Management System operating in the Mine-Smelter Emergency Rescue Unit is certified for compliance with the ISO 45001 standard in respect of underwater works in underground mining excavations.