In a groundbreaking achievement, Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) has once more shown its commitment to delivering exceptional services as four of its subsidiaries become the first power distribution utilities (DUs) in the Philippines earned certifications on their asset management efficiency.
Photo Insert: AboitizPower Distribution Utilities Chief Operating Officer Anton Perdices (4th from right) proudly leads the representatives from the four trailblazing subsidiaries as they triumphantly receive the highly coveted ISO 55001:2014 certification for Asset Management.
This remarkable feat solidifies their reputation for reliability and underscores their unwavering dedication to customers and stakeholders.
The powerhouses leading the charge in this groundbreaking development are Davao Light and Power Company, Visayan Electric Company, Cotabato Light and Power Company, and Subic EnerZone Corporation.
Each of these subsidiaries has been awarded the prestigious ISO 55001:2014 certification for Asset Management, a testament to their exceptional management processes and operations in ensuring peak performance and efficiency of critical assets such as power lines, transformers, and substations.
This accolade will undoubtedly fortify their ability to provide uninterrupted electricity to businesses, communities, and homes across the nation.
Anton Perdices, the Chief Operating Officer of AboitizPower Distribution Utilities, expressed his pride in this monumental achievement, stating, "This is another example of our dedication to better serve our customers and stakeholders; that we are responsible custodians of our assets to truly drive value for them."
The certifications show that the DUs effectively oversee their infrastructure, optimize maintenance, control costs, and ensure regulatory compliance.
With the separate certifications, AboitizPower subsidiaries are poised to become the benchmark for reliability and excellence in the industry.
To attain this prestigious certification, the DUs underwent a rigorous audit conducted by DQS Certification Philippines, a highly regarded external certifying body. The audit meticulously examined both internal and external processes and operations, leaving no stone unturned in evaluating the efficacy of asset management practices.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) council, the governing body responsible for awarding the certification, recognized the exceptional efforts of these subsidiaries, while DQS, also known as the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen, acted as the certifying auditor.
Romero Zamora, the Managing Director of DQS in the Philippines, hailed this achievement as a remarkable milestone for AboitizPower, stating, "This is truly a milestone for AboitizPower, being the first distribution unit in the Philippines to be certified."
The trailblazing spirit exhibited by AboitizPower and its subsidiaries in attaining this certification reinforces their status as industry pioneers, setting an inspiring precedent for other power distribution utilities in the Philippines and beyond.
It is worth noting that these four DUs have already achieved certifications in ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System, and ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management (EM) System.
These additional certifications exemplify their unwavering commitment to comprehensive excellence across various aspects of their operations.
With their latest certification, AboitizPower and its subsidiaries continue to spearhead innovation and elevate the standards of power distribution utilities. Their dedication to superior asset management sets them apart as industry leaders, guaranteeing reliability, efficiency, and uninterrupted power supply to businesses, communities, and homes throughout the Philippines.
As AboitizPower continues to forge ahead, customers and stakeholders can rest assured that their needs and expectations will be exceeded, further solidifying AboitizPower's position as a trailblazer in the energy sector, the company said.