By Miriaflor Rimando
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) recently received its Integrated Management System (IMS) certification.
With the certification, power customers are assured that services are delivered with utmost quality, with due consideration to the environment and the safety of its employees and stakeholders.
According to NGCP information officer Lilibeth Gaydowen, through the TUV Rheinland Philippines, a third party auditing firm specializing in international standards accreditation, NGCP was certified in three management systems namely Quality Management System, Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and Environmental Management System.
The three management systems ensure consistency in implementing procedures and policies on the corporation’s technical and non-technical operations.
The certfication covers the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the nationwide transmission network including support functions performed by the NGCP’s Office of the President, Administration, Finance, Operation and Maintenance, System Operation and Planning and Engineering Groups, Gaydowen added.
Among the 20 IMS certified corporate procedures of NGCP included quality and safety management, purchasing, training and development, emergency preparedness and corporate performance management.
“As an IMS-certified company, NGCP moves one-step closer towards its goal of become the strongest power transmission facility in Southeast Asia,” NGCP President and CEO Henry T. Sy said during the awarding ceremony.
The application for the certification started in March 2011 and completed February this year after two rounds of certification audits. (With reports from NGCP/Lilibeth Gaydowen)