Certifications

 

Focused on sustainability and product quality, on respect for its clients, consumers and neighboring communities, and on the Occupational Health and Safety of its collaborators, Empresa de Cimentos Liz has, throughout the years, invested in state-of-the-art equipment and in socio-environmental programs that meet the market requirements and are in line with the company’s strategic planning and, most importantly, that comply with the Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in force.

 

This continuous concern has enabled Empresa de Cimentos Liz to be the first plant in the cement industry to receive four certifications issued by ABNT – the Brazilian Association for Technical Norms: the Seal of Conformity Certification awarded for its products; the ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification; the ISO 14001Environmental Management Certification, and as of January 2011, the OHAS 18001 Certification.

 

The sustainability-oriented actions undertaken received attention internationally in 2006 when the Company became a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development – WBCSD, an organization focusing on the preservation of the Environment and on Occupational Health and Safety. 

 


Learn about Empresa de Cimentos Liz’s certifications


ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification

More than ever, the market is in search of products that, besides quality, are designed with clients and employees’ satisfaction and social actions in mind.  ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification is a Brazilian version of the International Organization for Standardization – ISO and deals exactly with these issues by establishing within its scope the requirements for the Quality Management System – SGQ.

Therefore, in receiving this certificate Empresa de Cimentos Liz demonstrated that their products, in addition to being reliable, follow strict quality standards that comply with international technical specifications and requirements and with clients’ needs and satisfaction.

In order to attest the efficacy of its products, Empresa de Cimentos Liz relies on a professional team that is fully available to answer questions and respond to any complaints that may come from clients regarding the company’s products. The Company also offers training courses and improvement programs that add value to the educational framework for its collaborators and its products.


ISO 14001 Environmental Certification

Environmental responsibility is an integral part of Empresa de Cimentos Liz’s business activities. For this reason, the company is permanently concerned with making its products into a force for sustainability.

For this purpose, Cimentos Liz invests in cutting edge equipment to conduct continuous air and water quality measurements, in addition to making available a team of professionals specialized in environmental issues to assess, minimize and take actions in relation to any impact that the extraction of raw materials may cause to the Environment.

It was for all this care taken that in 2006 Empresa de Cimentos Liz was awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification. This certification is an internationally recognized norm that defines the actions that make an Environmental Management System – SGA effective, that is, it promotes a balance between maintenance, profitability and environmental impact reduction. It also fosters participation and commitment from the entire company in the production processes, as well as in the relationship with its many publics.