Group Performance by Region and Country

Annual Report 2012

Commitment to high quality and safety standards

Being one of the most technologically advanced plants in the South Eastern Europe region, Antea started the implementation of management systems and the preparation for certifications from the beginning of its operations in 2010. In 2012, Antea Cement Sh.A underwent a successful certification audit for the Social Accountability SA 8000 standard, becoming the first company to be certified in Albania with SA 8000. The certification's scope covers the quarry operation, design, development, production and sale of cement.

This certification comes to complete a successful round of certifications for the company, which is already certified with the Occupational Health and Safety Management System BS OHSAS 18001: 2007, the Quality Management System ISO 9000 and the Environmental Management System ISO 14001: 2004. Antea currently implements an Integrated Management System which addresses environmental, health and safety and quality issues in a holistic manner throughout its operation.

SA 8000 is one of the world’s first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces created by the non-profit organization Social Accountability International. The standard is based on conventions of the ILO and U.N. as well as national laws. To ensure certification, companies have to adopt and successfully implement policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers in nine specific areas: child labor, forced and compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and remuneration.