IRI Certification

In recognition of its environmental achievements, Cimenterie Nationale was awarded the first prize in the Best Environmental Performance category at the 2004 National Day organized by the Association of Lebanese Industries (handed to our Chairman by the President of the Republic of Lebanon). Cimenterie Nationale was also recognized for its outstanding export activities, receiving the second prize in that category. (For more information on Cimenterie Nationale’s awards, please see the Awards and Certificates section.)

Cimenterie Nationale has also been granted IRI(the Industrial Research Institute) Certifications as per the following:

All Cimenterie Nationale products are certified with the NL mark, which is regulated by Lebanese Norms (LIBNOR) and its laboratory, the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). The NL mark is an assurance of quality, granted on the basis of conforming to regulation NL 53:1999 by LIBNOR.

Cimenterie Nationale products are certified with the CE mark issued by the Research Institute of the German Cement Industry (VDZ), which is granted in accordance with VDZ regulation EN 197.

Cimenterie Nationale received its ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS) in 2003 from VDZ ( The QMS is a set of interrelated or interacting elements, which direct and control an organization with regard to quality. The system is applied throughout the organization’s operations and locations, from the production line to the support activities and the sales and head offices.

Cimenterie Nationale was granted ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS) in 2005 by VDZ. Our EMS was set in place to manage all our environmental practices and integrates environmental management into our daily operations, long-term planning and other quality management systems. We have developed a plan for managing our EMS as an effective tool to assess environmental impact identification, implement an environmental policy and continual improvement, define objectives and targets, set operational and emergency procedures as well as responsibilities and reporting structure, among others.

Cimenterie Nationale operates four top-notch laboratories that are ISO 9001:2000 certified: Quality control laboratory, Chemical laboratory, Physical laboratory and Concrete laboratory.

CN puts the Health and Safety of its employees in the workplace as a top priority. As of June 2010, CN complied with the OHSAS 18001- 2007 standards for Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and was certified by VDZ Germany."

In recognition of its environmental achievements, more
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