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AboitizPower solar, geo units earn, maintain ISO certifications

ABOITIZPOWER subsidiary San Carlos Sun Power Inc. (SacaSun) has earned certifications for its compliance to international standards in quality management, environmental management, as well as occupational health and safety management systems.

This development came three years after SacaSun, the operator of the 59-MWp utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plant located in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental began supplying clean and renewable energy to the grid.

SacaSun passed the external integrated management system (IMS) surveillance audit conducted by TUV Rheinland Philippines Inc. on Oct. 14 to 16, 2019.

“The organization was able to materialize and continuously provide projects to the community as part of community service relations such as Brigada Eskwela, community-based DRRM Training and equipment donation and back-to-school support for Elementary Schools Project 2019,” Lionell Aala, auditor for SacaSun, said.

Since 2016, SacaSun has been fulfilling its commitment to co-creating safe, empowered and sustainable communities through its various corporate social responsibility programs, community sponsorships and ER 1-94 projects.

Meanwhile, AboitizPower’s geothermal unit AP Renewables Inc. maintained the validity of its certificates for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System for its corporate center in Taguig City and its power facilities in MakBan, Laguna and Tiwi, Albay.

The two power facilities also maintained their ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certificate and upgraded their Occupational Health and Safety certificate to the latest version, which is ISO 45001:2018.

All three sites registered zero non-conformity in the last four years.

“By implementing IMS in our internal process, we are able to achieve operational and service excellence while providing consistent employee development, reducing occupational health and safety risks, and creating a conducive working environment for our people and partners,” said Alexander Coo, president and chief operating officer of AboitizPower’s geothermal and solar business units. (PR)


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