MARAMAG, BUKIDNON—The TÜV Rheinland recently awarded the Philippine Carabao Center at Central Mindanao University (PCC@CMU) with ISO 9001:2015 Certification valid from July 5, 2019 to July 4, 2022.
The center received the official notice of results, Friday, July 5, including the attached copy of audit report. Mary Grace Balobalo, lead auditor together with Rhene Rose Zara led the Stage 2 Certification survey visit last May 2-4, 2019.
TÜV Rheinland is the accrediting company, which worked as an external auditor of the center. According to its website this company is an independent expert’s stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life.
They also inspected the technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects, and help to shape processes and information security for companies.
“This certificate is a proof that what we are doing is good. We will continue to strive harder for our clients who rightfully deserve efficient and effective service,” said Dr. Lowell C. Paraguas, center director of PCC@CMU.
“This is also in response to Executive Order 605 of 2007, which directed all government agencies to adopt the ISO standards as part of the implementation of the government-wide quality management programs,” he added.
The ISO 9001:2015 is focused on risk-based thinking wherein the organizations are now encouraged to use risk analysis in order to address challenges in their business processes besides meeting the customer’s expectations.
The scope of certification includes the following areas: Carabao crossbreeding and strengthening of water buffalo genepool; research for development; enterprise development (provision of social and technical trainings, artificial insemination, bull loan, animal health, semen distribution; supply of various products such as female buffaloes and processing and sales of milk and milk products).
The PCC@CMU`s Quality Management System team was composed of Dr. Paraguas, Vicenta Canatoy, Quality Management Representative (QMR); Thelma Bagongon, Document Control Officer (DCO); Dr. Elena Paraguas, lead auditor and other key staff.