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AboitizPower utilities are first asset management-certified in PH
July 05, 2023
Four subsidiaries of Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) were the first power distribution utilities (DUs) in the Philippines to be certified with an international standard that attests to the efficiency of how they manage the lifecycle of their assets, hence validating the reliability of their services.
Davao Light and Power Company, Visayan Electric Company, Cotabato Light and Power Company, and Subic EnerZone Corporation each received an ISO 55001:2014 certification for Asset Management. This verifies the effectiveness of their respective processes and operations in implementing, maintaining, and improving the performance of their assets — including power lines, transformers, and substations — thus helping strengthen the uninterrupted provision of electricity.
“This is another example of our dedication to better serve our customers and stakeholders; that we are responsible custodians of our assets to truly drive value for them,” AboitizPower Distribution Utilities Chief Operating Officer Anton Perdices stated.
Excellent asset management is essential for DUs to successfully manage their infrastructure and optimize maintenance and costs, thereby ensuring regulatory compliance and a reliable bridge between transmission lines and businesses, communities, and homes.
The DUs underwent a rigorous audit conducted by DQS Certification Philippines, an external certifying body, thoroughly examining their respective processes and operations, both internal and external.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) council is the main governing body responsible for awarding the certification, while DQS, or the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen, is the certifying auditor.
“This is truly a milestone for AboitizPower, being the first distribution unit in the Philippines to be certified," DQS Managing Director in the Philippines Romero Zamora said.
The four DUs also have certifications in ISO 9001:2015 or the Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 45001:2018 or the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System, and ISO 14001:2015 or the Environmental Management (EM) System.