DA-PCC demonstrates excellence with recertification audit success

The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center National Headquarters and Gene Pool (DA-PCCNHQGP) has once again proven its commitment to excellence by successfully passing external audits on three management system standards.

The two-day audit, conducted by Worldwide Quality Assurance (WQA) on April 3-4, validated the agency’s adherence to customer requirements, legal obligations, and other requirements (LOR) in line with three management system standards: the Quality Management System (QMS) – ISO 9001, Environmental Management System (EMS) – ISO 14001, and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) – ISO 45001 standards.

The agency’s consistent dedication to these standards is evident as it embarks on its 8th certification cycle for QMS and 5th cycle for both EMS and OHSMS. Each certification cycle spans three years, underscoring the agency’s sustained commitment to excellence without encountering Major Nonconformities during its annual audits.

The audit team also recognized the cooperation and strong commitment of the top management and key personnel in continuously improving the effectiveness and integrity of its management systems.

Minda Diloy, DA-PCC’s Integrated Management Representative, expressed her gratitude to the auditees and PCCeans for their unwavering dedication and contributions towards securing DA-PCCNHQGP’s recertification during her final audit year before retirement.

Dr. Liza Battad, executive director of DA-PCC, affirmed the agency’s resolve to address all observations and recommendations highlighted by the WQA. She emphasized DA-PCC’s determination to exceed expectations and continuously improve its operations.

The successful recertification underscores DA-PCC’s ongoing pursuit of excellence in its management systems, ensuring high standards of quality, environmental responsibility, and occupational health and safety across its operations.