Neoenergia achieved one more milestone, as five group's hydro power plants, HPP Baguari, HPP Corumbá, HPP Dardanelos, HPP Itapebi and HPP Teles Pires received certifications under ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System, and ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Safety and Health Management System. The process to implement those standards in each plant was started in 2017 and took around one year. All plants were subject to the required audits.
HPP Itapebi and HPP Teles Pires were the first group's plants certified under ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS-18001:2007, in 2017. HPP Corumbá received its certification in 2018, and HPP Baguari and HPP Dardanelos in 2019. Our goal is to start the implementation in HPP Baixo Iguaçu in 2020, and therefore have all our plants certified under the three Standards.
In 2019, those five listed hydro plants were certified under ISO 45001:2018 - that replaced OHSAS.
ISO 9001:2015 – Standardizes the process and work so as to organize it with planning, goals and indicators, reducing the number or errors and ensuring customer-oriented quality. The process definition avoids the occurrence of waste, both in human resources and material and technological resources. In addition, it offers a risk approach and ways to overcome them, always seeking continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. It is also focused in the compliance with laws and development of human resources.
ISO 14001:2015 – Specifies the requirements of an Environmental Management System, aiming at increasing the organization's environmental performance, achieving results and complying with legal requirements. This Standard also enables the organization to develop a framing for environment protection, providing a fast response to constant environmental changes.
ISO 45001:2018 - Offers an structure to provide safe and healthy environments at the workplace to all employees. ISO 45001:2018 Standard replaced OHSAS-18001:2007, and reinforces the importance of preventive actions, by demonstrating that an Occupational Health and Safety system can be more effective and efficient by taking early actions, during the approach of risks and opportunities.