Kigali, 20th February 2020 – LuNa Smelter is proud to announce that it has been awarded the sustainable, environmentally responsible ISO 14001:2015 standard and the new quality management ISO 9001:2015. The certificates were issued by Bureau Veritas (BV) Certification holding SAS-UK Branch, compromising that LuNa is fully compliant with the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility, and other characteristics of world-class organizations’ operations across their materials, products, processes, and services.
During the commissioning, LuNa Smelter made the strategic decision to implement organizational guidance to achieve all of ISO’s certification requirements in these categories. LuNa quality team spent the last six months building up quality management principles, including a strong focus on customers, and involvement of high-level organization management, a process approach, and ongoing improvement of the process.
LuNa Smelter also has identified the environmental impact of its operations adhering to regulatory requirements including proper handling of hazardous materials and managing effects of silica sand emission and arsine gas generation. Moreover, LuNa Smelter contributes to a significant limitation of the CO2 footprint achieved due to processing of raw materials in Rwanda, avoiding overseas shipment of cassiterite – a cause of harmful CO2 emission during transportation.
“In line with its sustainability strategy, LuNa Smelter is striving to minimize its environmental footprint by increasing energy efficiency and continuously improving measures, taken to protect people and the environment,” said Prof. Dr. Radosław Miśkiewicz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LuNa Smelter.
„I am extremely proud of our team for the achievement, which proves theirs and the company’s commitment to ensuring quality and providing the best possible service to our clients. We are dedicated to constant improvement and development, achieving and maintaining that ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 accreditations ensure we have the processes and systems in place for this.”