Енергийна независимост и национална сигурност
An Integrated Management System at Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD
The development and implementation of Quality Management, Environmental Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems at Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD commenced in 2006.
The first certification of the Quality Management System took place on 31st July 2007, of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System – on 13th August 2007, and that of the Environmental Management System – on 21st January 2008.
The work done over the years, the experience accumulated and the good practice applied made it necessary to integrate the three systems, thus an Integrated Quality Management, Environmental Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Management System came into force in April 2009 in accordance with the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001. The certificates were successfully maintained over the years during the re-certification audits, carried out by the Management Systems Certification Body under TÜV Rheinland Bulgaria EOOD. The certification is proof of the efforts successfully made by Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD management team, workers, and employees to improve the quality of the product offered and to meet the expectations and needs of our customers. With the official publication of the new standard ISO 45001 on occupational health and safety the companies had a three-year transition period until 2021. According to the new standard ISO 45001, the corporate management should take the responsibility to guarantee the occupational health and safety of workers and employees. During the audit that was carried out in May 2021, it was proved that we have fulfilled the requirements related to ISO 45001.
The processes covered by the management systems entirely encompass the main subject of activity of Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD: Opencast lignite mining and trading and sales of the quantities extracted.
The Integrated Quality Management, Environmental Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Management System are presented in the Declaration of the Management Team, where the Policy on quality, environment, and occupational health and safety is laid down:
“Ensuring the sustainable development of Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD based on meeting the requirements and expectations of Company stakeholders; improvement of the conditions related to occupational health and safety and mitigation of the adverse impact on the environment following the completion of mining operations”.