Oil BUs pass international safety, environmental audits

TMI 1000888AboitizPower Oil BU secured international certifications in occupational health, safety and environmental management upon the recommendation of TÜV Rheinland Philippines Inc.

TÜV Rheinland Philippines—an affiliate of TÜV Rheinland, internationally known technical testing organization for safety, efficiency, and quality—conducted an audit on the Oil BU headquarters at the PFDA Bldg. in Navotas City; Therma Mobile, Inc. (TMO), also in Navotas; Cebu Power Private Corporation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City; Therma Marine, Inc. (M1) in Maco, Compostela Valley; and Therma Marine, Inc. (M2) in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

The audits were aimed to determine the Oil BUs’ conformance to OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) standards.

“I would like to congratulate each and every one of you for a job well done. These certifications prove that our organization satisfies internationally recognized standards for safety, health, and environmental management and is in line with our APGen initiative of gearing up towards a world-class organization through IMS Certification,” AboitizPower Oil BU President and COO Danel Aboitiz said.

“Safety and environmental standards are among the pillars of our business. Pursuing world-class practice in these areas limits operational risk enhances stakeholder reputation and ensures we deliver a positive effect on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit,” Aboitiz said.

The Oil BU embarked on securing the OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications to demonstrate that its facilities are safe for workers and host communities and that its environmental impacts are minimized and managed. Certification to the international standards meant that the Oil BU has adopted and practices the principles and procedures of occupational health, safety, and environmental management.