New DENR chief orders audit on all operating mines

Newly appointed Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez has ordered an audit of all operating mining firms and a moratorium on new mining projects in line with the Duterte administration's pronouncement of responsible mining.

As of July 11, there are 17 mining companies out of 27 who are members of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) that are ISO 14001-compliant.

The new DENR chief earlier said that an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Certification- Environmental Management Systems (EMS) "is just another way of saying responsible mining."

"If you’re really responsible, like really responsible, then you have to have the highest standards and the standard we want for our beloved country is ISO 14001," she said.

 

 

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