Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015),
Occupational Safety and Health System(ISO 45001:2018)

LA.TE. ANDES S.A. has achieved ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications for its R&D Productive Technology Center, granted by the German certification and inspection body TÜVRheinland®, under the certificate registration numbers 01 100 2029779 and 01 213 2129751, respectively.

Certificación Sistema de Gestión ISO9001-ISO45001 ID 9000005266

The scope of the certification corresponds to:

Provision of geochronological and thermochronological dating services, from the reception of the samples to the issuance of technical reports, according to the methods:

  • Fission track analysis in apatites and zircons by EDM (External detector method).
  • Uranium – Lead dating by laser ablation and mass spectrometry on zircons.
  • Uranium – Thorium / Helium dating in apatites by mass spectrometry.
  • Fission track analysis in apatites by laser ablation and mass spectrometry.

Quality Management, Occupational Health and Safety Policies

LA.TE. ANDES S.A. is a private-public joint venture (GeomapCONICET) consisting of a technological, productive and innovation nucleus applied to industry and science, seeking to quantify the TIME variable, which is fundamental in the economic impact linked to the evaluation of productive undertakings in the industry, both in the exploration and development stages.

LA.TE. ANDES S.A., in compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 quality standard, is committed to:

  • Be an open laboratory, constantly interacting with clients linked to the hydrocarbon, mining, geothermal and scientific industries, whether of a private, mixed or public nature, in the country and the world.
  • Provide solutions to our clients’ needs, based on the interaction of scientific and technological knowledge of our processes and our professionals.
  • Be generators of demand through the dissemination of the scientific techniques used towards the spheres of industry and scientific community.
  • Offer services adapted to the magnitude and requirements of clients in the private and/or public sectors, considering companies and the scientific sector as clients.
  • Generate data with the highest international standards and outperform them.
  • Advise customers during the provision of services, giving them the opportunity to be part of the process and decision making, arriving at the solution of greatest value for them regarding their needs.
  • Be flexible according to the needs and requirements of the clients in the private and/or public field, both in the productive and in the scientific-academic scenario.
  • Optimize the results delivery times.
  • Count on the scientific knowledge of LA.TE. ANDES S.A. and CONICET members to facilitate the exchange of possible solutions and work criteria that meet the expectations of both private and public clients in the productive sector and the scientific-academic area.
  • Design R&D activities beneficial for the client, that can be sustained over time, through open or closed innovation processes.
  • Conduct internal research on possible applications additional to the tests being carried out.
  • The continuous technological and scientific updating, coupled with the continuous interdisciplinary professional training of LA.TE. ANDES S.A.‘s human capital.
  • Monitor and control all internal processes of LA.TE. ANDES S.A.
  • Use technical and infrastructure resources in an efficient way, taking care of the environment.
  • Preserve and take care of the samples property of our clients.
  • Eliminate hazards and reduce risks related to Occupational Safety and Health, in addition to creating spaces that allow consultation and participation of workers on issues related to the QMS and OSH.
  • Comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Assume continuous improvement as a work philosophy.

Lic. Roberto Hernández
President, Executive Director

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