Integrated Management System
Nowadays, Management Systems compliant with ISO standards are the standards that determine how companies operate. More and more enterprises seek suppliers and subcontractors only among companies with implemented and certified Management Systems. The implementation of a management system is not a fad, but a condition for competitiveness. The requirement for the application of Management Systems concerning quality, environmental management, occupational health and safety, power management, etc., applies to all companies, regardless of size, type of ownership or industry.
As a leader of change, KGHM began to deploy standardised management systems since the beginning of the 1990s, first in its Divisions (smelters) and subsidiaries. Initially, it concerned quality management systems and resulted from the need to search for external markets (in the case of companies) or meeting trade requirements (the London Metal Exchange in the case of smelters).
In this respect, the leading division was the Copper Smelter Cedynia, which implemented a quality management system as early as in 1995. Currently, the smelter uses an integrated management system which meets the requirements of the PN-EN ISO 9001, PN-EN ISO 14001, PN-EN-45001 standards.
Implemented and certified management systems with similar scopes also operate in the Legnica and Głogów Copper Smelters and in the Ore Enrichment Plant. The only difference being that Legnica Copper Smelter operates an occupational health and safety management system compliant with OHSAS 18001 and PN-N-18001 requirements and Głogów Copper Smelter operates an occupational health and safety management system compliant with PN-EN ISO 45001 requirements. Whereas the occupational health and safety management system operational in the Mining Plants is certified in accordance with the Polish PN-N-18001 standard.
In turn, the management systems implemented in the Tailings Plant meet the requirements of standards PN-EN ISO 14001, PN-EN ISO 50001 and PN-N-18001, an IT services management system compliant with the ISO/IEC 20000-1 standard operates in the Data Center, and an OHS management systems certified for compliance with the PN-N-18001 standard in respect of underwater works in underground mining excavations remains in force in the Mine-Smelter Emergency Rescue Unit.
The current state of implementation and certification of standardised management systems in the Haed 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 PN-N-18001 standard in respect of underwater works in underground mining excavations.