AboitizPower geothermal unit earns IMS certification

December 27, 2017 - 10:36 AM
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An employee at AboitizPower is seen at work. AboitizPower subsidiary AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) recently earned an Integrated Management System (IMS) certification with zero non-conformance. HANDOUT PHOTO
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MANILA – AboitizPower subsidiary AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) recently earned an Integrated Management System (IMS) certification with zero non-conformance.

The certification includes the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment) and the 2007 version of OSHAS 18001 (Health and Safety). The certification audit was conducted by TÜV Rheinland Philippines, an affiliate of TÜV Rheinland, a leading global testing service organization for quality, efficiency, and safety.

APRI has been internationally certified since 2015 and it continues to operate to the highest standards to ensure the quality of its products and services and the safety and wellness of its employees and host communities, as well as to help promote environmental awareness.

This year is special for APRI because of the engagement and participation of its employees. At least 44 of its team members underwent trainings that are specifically designed for conducting internal surveillance audit to prepare the organization for external audit.

APRI President and COO Felino M. Bernardo said that the certification underscores APRI’s commitment to achieving world-class operational excellence while mitigating environmental risks.

“The Integrated Management System guides and challenges us to always look for better ways to further the quality of our operations and services and continually satisfy our customers and stakeholders,” Bernardo said.

APRI is one of the leading producers of clean and renewable energy in the Philippines. It generates baseload power from its Tiwi-MakBan geothermal facilities located in Tiwi, Albay, and the borders of Bay and Calauan in Laguna and Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services.

The company is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines with a right-mix portfolio of assets located across the country. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, its brand for clean and renewable energy, with several hydroelectric, geothermal, and solar power generation facilities. It also has various fossil-fired power plants in its generation portfolio to support the baseload and peak energy demands of the country.

The company also owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, including the second and third largest private utilities in the country.