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Aboitiz geo and solar units earn IMS certifications for 5th year in a row
November 25, 2021
AboitizPower subsidiaries AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) and San Carlos Sun Power Inc. (SacaSun) recently passed a recertification audit for the Integrated Management System (IMS), with auditors noting zero non-conformities from both units for the fifth year in a row.
After a successful audit by TÜV Rheinland Philippines from October 18 to 21, 2021, new certificates were issued to APRI’s Tiwi and MakBan facilities in Albay and Laguna as well as its corporate unit in Taguig, and also SacaSun’s facility in Negros Occidental. These certificates cover systems on quality management (ISO 9001:2015), environmental management (ISO 14001:2015), and occupational health and safety management (ISO 45001:2018).
Aside from zero non-conformities, TÜV external editors also noted eight positive findings, highlighting the AboitizPower group’s values of high performance and teamwork in aspiring to continuously improve its processes.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the whole audit process - assessment, checking, and verification of compliance - was done online. APRI and SacaSun team members organized “virtual” tours for auditors to give them an idea of what it is like at the power plant facilities.
“All the efforts for the preparation of this virtual IMS external audit have really paid off. This important milestone of APRI, bagging zero non-conformity for five consecutive years, is a testament that we are in the right direction of achieving to become a world-class organization”, said APRI President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis B. Jordan.
Meanwhile, 23 opportunities for improvement have been noted, which aim to ensure that the management systems' effectiveness will be sustained and any potential non-conformity in the future will be prevented.
As APRI and SacaSun continue to work on becoming a world-class organization, maintaining these certificates by passing the succeeding surveillance audits in the coming years will be the next goal.