DA-PCC headquarters passes surveillance audit, assures sustained IMS certification

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center National Headquarters and Gene Pool (DA-PCCNHQGP) is recommended anew for Integrated Management Systems (IMS) certification validity after successfully passing the 1st surveillance audit on the three management system standards.

Worldwide Quality Assurance (WQA) Phils Inc. conducted the audit on March 7 remotely confirming the agency’s commitment to providing quality products and services as well as compliance with legal, statutory and other requirements in accordance with its Integrated Management Systems, which include Quality Management System (QMS) – ISO 9001; Environmental Management System (EMS) –ISO 14001; and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) – ISO 45001.

During the closing meeting, the auditors cited positive findings and lauded the agency for its teamwork and thorough preparedness and trailblazing efforts to digitize forms for: health monitoring record of staff; request for ICT repair or maintenance; and carrying out authorized approval of request to fortify key processes, among others.

“The DA-PCCNHGP has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2003.  Its commitment to create quality products and services expanded to the demonstration of ecological responsibility and prime concern for the health and safety of employees when the agency decided to integrate EMS and OHSMS, all certifiable to the International Standards.  This made DA-PCCNHGP an IMS-Certified agency in 2012.  Since then, the agency sustained its focus on the improvement of its overall management system and validating the effectiveness of its performance through the annual external audits,” Minda Diloy, DA-PCC’s Integrated Management Representative, stated.

This year, the agency is on its 7th certification cycle on QMS and 4th cycle for both EMS and OHSMS. Currently, eight out of 12 regional centers of DA-PCC have already been certified to ISO 9001. The remaining centers, on the other hand, have also stepped up to the plate and undergone necessary preparations for their certification within the year through the assistance of the agency’s Management Systems Audit Team headed by Ms. Diloy.

(With reports from Minda Diloy)