La Salle leads
local business towards ISO 14000 awareness
SIGNING. The DLSU-Manila administration and the
DLSU Employees Association sign the Collective
Bargaining Agreement for 2000-2005. Photo shows,
from left: EVP Dr. Carmelita Quebengco, DLSU System
President Brother Rolando Dizon, Labor Director
Leopoldo de Jesus, and DLSUEA President Baylon
prepare for the emerging role of Environmental Management
System (EMS) in the business environment, De La Salle University-Manila
and the California State University-Hayward will gather together
top industry executives and academic partners in an international
conference on March 28-30 at the ACCEDE Center in Makati.
The conference, “Towards A Sustainable Future: Environmental
Management and Greening the Supply Chain,” aims to gene-rate
awareness of the growing environmental threats and of the
role of International Standard Organization (ISO)14000.
ISO 14000 is a series of standards designed for companies
to comply with in managing their environment. Full compliance
to ISO standards certify companies and make them globally
competitive in the marketplace.
The three-day activity is sponsored by the US State Department,
Hewlett Packard, Perkin Elmer Philippines, Nestlé Philippines,
San Miguel Corporation.
Some faculty members from DLSU-Manila’s College of Science,
College of Engineering, and College of Business and Economics
will be discussants, while others will serve as moderators.
DLSU-Manila Executive Vice President Dr. Carmelita Quebengco
will deliver the welcome remarks.
The first day of the activity will be attended by chief executive
officers and senior managers. They will be introduced to the
benefits of ISO 14000 registration, as well as its implications
in national development. EMS experts from the electronic and
automotive industries will share their experiences.
On the succeeding days, the audience will be composed of present
and prospective EMS consultants and auditors. Among the topics
include introduction to EMS, state of ISO 14000 in the Philippines,
planning and implementation of EMS, and future initiatives.
The conference is a challenge to key industry players to work
towards a cleaner, safer, and healthier world. By complying
with ISO 14000, conflicts between regional interpretations
of good environmental practice will be avoided.
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