Hernán Buralli, Sergio Salinas Puentes, Micaela Saigo, Belén Monrado, and Fernando Irazábal, were able to pass all phases to receive the certification as Lead Auditors.
Five Ternium employees got the Lead Auditor certification under the new version of ISO 50.001:2018 standard on Energy Management System, in Argentina. One more step to consolidate energy performance improvement and eco-friendly practices in the industry.
Ternium counts with the first five professionals with an external certification that strengthens excellence in industrial management. They are Lead Auditors under the 2018 version of the ISO 50.001 standard, which aims to continuously and sustainably improve energy performance, thus reducing energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions.
They are Hernán Buralli (Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency Projects), Sergio Salinas Puentes (Energy Efficiency), Micaela Saigo (Quality), Belén Monrado, and Fernando Irazábal (Environment). They were able to pass all phases to receive the certification as Lead Auditors.
When it comes to the scope of the achievement, Sergio Salinas Puentes emphasized that: “Although we already had a certification as Internal Auditors, this training has allowed us to substantially improve our knowledge to carry out internal audits and to receive external audits in the field of the Energy Management System.”
This certification started training professionals from Ternium Argentina by the certifying entity Det Norske Veritas (DNV), which conducts training on different standards. This was followed by a 5-day course that ended with an evaluation validated by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).
“The best part was the insight provided by the trainer, who brought up practical examples. This helps broaden the perception of the internal auditors, which is reflected in the more in-depth findings and improvement opportunities that are more beneficial for the management system”, said Micaela Saigo.
Regarding the importance of this certification for the company, Belén Monrado said: “This is the starting point to carry out the certification of the standard and its subsequent maintenance to all plants. We as audit leaders will work to encourage this path, give support, and identify the matters in which we should focus. It will allow us to develop a solid system that will give us the best results in energy efficiency.”
In turn, Hernán Buralli added: “This certification brings us the internal level of expertise on the ISO 50.001:2018 standard, which very few companies have. This will allow us to extend the Energy Management System Certification in a sustained and consolidated way, demonstrating once again Ternium's commitment to the mitigation of greenhouse gases such as CO2, related to energy consumption, relevant and current issues.”