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LafargeHolcim, first cement manufacturer to certify the Road Traffic Safety Management System in Spain with AENOR


7 March 2019. LafargeHolcim has just obtained the certification of AENOR conformity with international standard ISO 39001 which accredits its good practices in the management of Road Traffic Safety, making it the first company of the sector in Spain to receive this acknowledgement. At the presentation ceremony, held this morning at the LafargeHolcim headquarters, Natalia Von Der Schmidt, head of the company's Road Traffic Safety Management System, received the certification from Pablo Corróns, Director of Sector and Product Marketing at AENOR, Spain's benchmark certification body.

The fundamental goal of the AENOR Road Traffic Safety certification is to help companies to improve the safety of their operations and reduce accident rates. 

Manuel Fernández, Director of Procurement and Logistics at the company remarked that "with the implementation of this system, LafargeHolcim Spain has reached a new milestone, and is the pioneer in its application within the cement sector in Spain", adding that "with ISO 39001, we reaffirm our ongoing commitment to health and safety with the aim of reducing the rate of traffic accidents, which, in the majority of cases, are due to behavioural causes".

José Sánchez, head of road logistics, highlighted that "as a company with a large volume of road transport (in 2018 alone, total journeys covered upwards of 20 million kilometres) LafargeHolcim Spain has been working on promoting the road safety culture for years, both among our own staff and with outsourced carriers, taking an active involvement in this commitment".

For Pablo Corróns, Director of Sector and Product Marketing at AENOR, "for LafargeHolcim Spain to obtain the AENOR Road Traffic Safety certificate in accordance with ISO 39001 proves the company's commitment to road safety and continuous improvement, making it a pioneering entity. In the short years since its publication, ISO 39001 has become the international benchmark for effective road traffic safety management in organisations".

The commitment to road safety, promoted by management and led by the Road Traffic Safety Committee, has led LafargeHolcim Spain to put this management system in place with a specific policy, the key measures of which have consisted of installing in-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS), collaborating with transport companies on theory and in-vehicle training (with the participation of over 1,200 drivers) or improving procedures of action to mitigate the risks associated with traffic accidents.