UNI ISO 45001 constitutes the ISO international norm for occupational health and safety management systems.
To improve the safety and preserve the health of employees and external personnel, the Sora plant obtained the ISO 45001:2018 certification on 31 December 2022, thus becoming the second Burgo plant in Italy to have received it: the first was Villorba, in 2021.
The implementation of the new SGSSL with the related certification process for the plant has been entirely managed by Burgo Group, specifically by the plant Work Team, with the support and collaboration of the headquarters HSE staff. There has not been the involvement of resources outside the Group: this is a further reason to take pride in the event, being a testimony to the high level of competence and professionalism achieved in Burgo for the best practices in the occupational health and safety management system.
The HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) organisation in the sites of the Burgo Group stands on management systems created through the application of international reference standards and on sharing a culture of safety at every company level, with the main goal of preventing occupational accidents and diseases.
A management system compliant with the ISO 45001 norm has several advantages: first of all, the drastic reduction in the number of injuries, their lower severity compared to non-certified companies, and the prompt management of near misses. It also helps to encourage the active participation of personnel on these issues, favouring the improvement of the working environment.
Further benefits for the company can also be:
- reduced operational costs
- better relations with stakeholders
- better control of compliance requirements
- more efficiency in risk management.
Burgo Group’s certifications
The application of international certifications is in line with the vision of the Burgo Group, which recognizes the responsibility to combine economic growth and competitiveness with safety and health in the workplace as one of its main goals.
In addition to the health and safety certifications, Burgo Group holds the Quality Management System certification according to ISO 9001, the Environmental Management System certification according to ISO 14001 in all the Group's plants, and the Energy Management System certification according to ISO 50001, which is currently operational in all Burgo plants while the Mosaico sites have begun the certification process.