Measures aimed at protecting the environment and advancing occupational health and safety at Luis Eduardo Magalhães HPP, implemented by Investco, have earned the company the following certifications: Quality Management System (ABNT NBR ISO 9001:2008); Environmental Management System (ABNT NBR ISO 14001:2004); and Occupational Health and Safety System (OHSAS 18001:2007).

Highlights include: selective waste collection and solid waste management; fauna and flora monitoring; gas emissions control; the monitoring of risks and impacts that may affect the Plant’s operation; efficient use of individual and collective protection equipment; the management of dangerous products; and the standardization of processes so as to meet quality standards.

The ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications reflect the Group’s commitment to continuous operational efficiency combined with good sustainability and corporate governance practices, thereby reducing the risks to which the company is exposed in the environmental and labor areas.

What is ISO?

It is an acronym, meaning International Organization for Standardization.

It is a Switzerland-based organization that establishes working standards and methods in various areas of society, including energy generation. ISO is present in 91 countries around the world. The acronym stands for International Organization for Standardization.

ISO 9001 - ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System standard. In other words, it establishes a series of requirements which are necessary to make sure that there are no flaws in the company’s day-to-day procedures. To this end, processes are standardized, which avoids errors.

ISO 14001 - ISO 14001 establishes standards for state-of-the-art environmental management in companies that use natural resources or whose activities generate impacts on the environment.

OHSAS 18001 - OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) establishes guidelines for OHS Management System excellence, thus enabling companies to achieve and control the performance levels outlined in their strategy plans for these areas. This standard also reflects the company’s concern with the physical integrity of its employees and partners.