POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
COLLEGE OF ACCOUNTANCY
STA. MESA, MANILA
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
NORTHERN CEMENT CORPORATION
Bergonia, Noel A.
Labiste, Janet T.
Manarang, Shalla Marie C.
Maestrecampo, Diana A.
Miguel, Sherelyn A.
Mora, Angelina G.
Rance, Sarah Jane M.
BSA H 3-2D
PROF. GLORIA TOLENTINO-BAYSA
One of the important components in constructing a house is cement. It binds the materials to build houses, buildings and other infrastructures. In the year 1969, Northern Cement Corporation (Labayug, Sison, Pangasinan) rose as the country's producer of quality cement. For four decades of its existence, the company was engaged in delivering quality cements in our country and exporting its products from 1970 to the 80's satisfying customers in India, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, China and other countries in the region. An undeniable proof that quality product defies distance. The company added to its mantle the certification on ISO 9002:1994 on September 2, 1999 and on October 25, 2002, the ISO 9001:2000, in its commitment towards consistent product quality. On January 19, 2006, Northern Cement Corporation focused on strengthening further its existing Quality Management System by including ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 for environmental protection and occupational safety & health, respectively. Northern Cement Corporation envisioned itself as being an all-Filipino cement manufacturing plant in Northern Luzon that offers quality cement products to consumers. The company is supported by technology which is driven by cost-effective and efficient operations, and ran by dynamic organization of people committed to achieving targets and objectives. They want to build a culture of excellence that will differentiate the organization from its competitors; to be the leader among their peers; to be the first among their equals and to be the best in the industry. They want to stamp their seal of excellence on their products by operating as a corporate citizen that contributes to the country’s economic growth by being active in country-side developments, supportive of the government environmental programs, compliance with all applicable legal and other requirements and committed in promoting health and safety standards in its business operations. THE NORTHERN CEMENT CORPORATION’S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM As part of giving back the blessings they have received to the society and to comply with their build up Integrated Management System (IMS) Policy, they tend to promote quality, environmental, safety and health, and educational awareness among employees, contactors, suppliers, customers and stakeholders. Since 1999, thru implementation of social development and management programs in some barangay and towns specifically in Pangasinan, they had made all these things possible.
VP for Operation VP for Marketing VP for Finance VP for External Affairs
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FIGURE 1: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: NORTHERN CEMENT CORPORATION
To effectively manage the fulfilment of these corporate social responsibility programs, the company has built-in on its organizational structure people who can contribute to the success of the company. Figure 1 shows the organizational structure of the company for almost 13 years. It embraces the line type of organization. The company had its own department for Corporate Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) to promote corporate social responsibility. This department creates programs that are integrated in the company’s operations, it is not only beneficial to the organization but also to the society.
References: * Northern Cement Corporation: 40 Years of Success (Documentary)
* Integrated Management System Policy: NCC
* Pillar- Official NCC Publication
* SDMP programs and Annual Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program (AEPEP)- Pamphlets
* NCC- Accounting System
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