AboitizPower subsidiaries AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) and San Carlos Sun Power, Inc. (SacaSun) have passed the external Integrated Management System (IMS) surveillance audit conducted by TUV Rheinland Philippines on October 14 to 16, 2019.
APRI, AboitizPower’s geothermal business unit, maintained the validity of their certificates for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) at its corporate center in BGC Taguig and plant facilities in MakBan and Tiwi.
The two plant facilities also maintained their ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certificate and upgraded the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) certificate to the latest version, which is ISO 45001:2018.
The three sites achieved Zero Nonconformity for four (4) consecutive years, since 2015.
For SacaSun in Negros Occidental, this is the company’s first time to pass the external audit, which allows them to join the list of ISO-certified organizations all over the world. SacaSun received also certifications in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.
“Our mission is to provide reliable and ample power supply when needed and ensure that the supply of electricity is provided at a reasonable and competitive price. By implementing IMS in our internal process, we are able to achieve operational and service excellence while providing consistent employee development, reducing occupational health and safety risks – creating a conducive working environment for our people and partners,” said Alex B. Coo, president and chief operating officer of AboitizPower’s geothermal and solar business units.
TUV Rheinland Philippines lead auditor Eufronio Alonzo, for his part, described the internal IMS audit process of APRI as one of the best practices in the whole AP group as well as in the Corporate Internal Audit Group process.
“Quarterly 5S audits also resulted in an excellent state of housekeeping at different sites,” he explained. 5S is a system for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely.
Meanwhile, auditor for SacaSun Lionell Aala said that the organization was able to materialize and continuously provide projects to the community as part of community service relations such as Brigada Eskwela, Community-based DRRM Training and Equipment Donation, and Back-to-School Support for Elementary Schools Project 2019.
TUV external auditors noted 23 positive findings for both APRI and SacaSun, reinforcing the companies’ commitment to advancing business and communities.