Quality Policy

COREM is a state-of-the-art private research consortium that provides a key advantage to its members through its pre-competitive research program and the transfer of technologies that result from it.

Dedicated to satisfying its members and clients and committed to providing quality results and good professional practices, COREM has implemented two quality management systems to ensure its laboratory services meet the highest standards of the mining industry. The pyrometallurgical characterization laboratory is certified ISO 9001:2008 and the analytical services laboratory is accredited ISO 17025:2005 by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) through the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ) according to ISO / IEC 17025: 2005. The certificate and the scope of the accreditation of the analytical services laboratory are available on COREM’s website.

These two systems draw on the following main elements:

  • Conformity: The commitment of COREM to the highest international standards and methods of the mining industry enabling reliable and reproducible results to be achieved at the pilot-plant scale as well as in the laboratory;
  • Dynamic systems: COREM maintains the efficiency of the quality management systems by defining measurable objectives and by encouraging the active participation of every employee. All personnel participating in laboratory activities is familiar with the quality management documentation and applies tested procedures;
  • A qualified and multidisciplinary team: At the heart of everyone’s concerns, continuous skill development allows COREM to fulfil the ever changing technical needs of the industry;
  • State-of-the-art equipment and performing materials: Their availability for testing and analysis enables COREM to deliver timely results that are reliable and transferable to large scale operations.

These systems, compliant with ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 standards, are instrumental in providing a workplace environment that paves the way to quality improvement, a major asset for COREM when dealing with the new and increasingly demanding challenges of the industry.