TRUE to its commitment to be a world class electric utility, Visayan Electric Co. Inc. successfully maintained its Integrated Management System (IMS) certifications for ISO 9001:2015 -- Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 14001:2015 -- Environmental Management (EM) and ISO 45001:2018 -- Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHS).
TÜV Rheinland Philippines, one of the leading certifying bodies in the country, granted the recertification for QMS and surveillance for EM and OHS in February 2021 after a remote audit that was held on Dec. 3 and 4 in 2020.
Integrated Management Representative (IMR) Jeffrey Belotindos said that the 2020 IMS Audit was very challenging because of community quarantine and travel restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Despite the new normal arrangement, we were able to conduct the IMS audit through an online setup. This shows everyone’s solid commitment towards achieving our common goal and adds another remarkable milestone to the organization,” Belotindos added.
Visayan Electric passed its first QMS certification in 2018. The following year, the electric utility gained two more certifications for EM and OHS. With the company’s efforts in keeping a world-class service, the certifications assure that Visayan Electric will remain committed in keeping the culture of excellence to the community they serve.
“These ISO certifications will support and guide our company and all Kaibigans to maintain the highest level of quality service to our customers, adherence to our policies and guidelines, ensuring the health and safety of our teams and the public and taking care of the environment,” said Visayan Electric president and chief operating officer Raul Lucero.
Visayan Electric, the second largest electric utility in the country, is owned and managed by publicly listed Aboitiz Power Corp. and Vivant Corp. It serves the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay, Naga and four municipalities of the greater part of Metro Cebu — Liloan, Consolacion, Minglanilla and San Fernando.