The Mine Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. X underwent a Virtual and Offsite Safety and Health, Environmental and Social Development (SHES) and Management Systems Audit spearheaded by the SHES Audit Team of MGB Central Office via Microsoft Teams on September 13-21, 2021.

During the seven-day audit, the Team conducted a comprehensive assessment mainly on three (3) mining companies operating in the region, namely: Republic Cement Iligan, Inc. (RCII), Republic Cement Mindanao, Inc. (RCMI), and Holcim Resources and Development Corporation (HRDC), covering the year 2020.

 The annual audit is conducted to assess the implementation of the laws, rules, and regulations of SHES compliances of the Contractors, Permit Holders/Permittees in Region X. Moreover, it also determines the effectiveness of procedures and processes in SHES monitoring such as reviewing, approving, and monitoring of said programs.