SNAP – SN Aboitiz Power – Benguet, Inc. – is one of the largest providers of hydroelectric power in the Philippines. Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant was one of the first large hydroelectric power plants in the Philippines providing 105 megawatts, while Binga Hydroelectric Power Plant provides 140 megawatts. Their output is sold both to electric utilities and on the spot market. They have also been a partner of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) providing ancillary services.
DQS Certification Philippines has been the certification partner for the integrated management system of SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet for two cycles already, providing services for occupational safety and health (OHSAS 18001), environmental (ISO 14001) and quality (ISO 9001).For this reason, SNAP is very familiar and very happy with the quality of DQS services. The competence of their auditors is what makes DQS Philippines most valuable and competitive, especially considering they were able to assign the first local auditor for Asset Management standard in the Asia Pacific region.
Romeo Zamora, Managing Director of DQS Philippines, states that “We value our clients by providing them the best service and support that we can offer, as we make sure to deliver them immediate response on their inquiries and help them in their needs to further improve their management systems and developments regarding this. We make sure that we are not only there for one-time transaction, but for long term relationship and partnership in achieving continuous improvement.”
SN Aboitiz Power chose to undergo this certification to ISO 55001 in order to have a system with which to optimize operations and maintenance of its assets with a balance of profitability, risks, and performance, as they proceed to further improve and develop their management systems.
With this achievement, Mr. Joseph Yu, President and CEO of SNAP, said “This affirms our commitment to operate world-class energy facilities.” In addition, Mr. Manny Lopez, Chief Technical Officer of SNAP, stated that “DQS Philippines has been our certification partner for over six years already and we are definitely satisfied with their services as they always provide support and help us in achieving our continuous improvement to the success of the company.”
Aboitiz Group, which SNAP belongs to, is now looking to expand the certification of their Asset Management System and additional standards, such as Business Continuity Management for their further improvement, with DQS Certification Philippines.
Congratulations to SNAP and DQS Philippines for this success story!
Article supplied by
Nory Anne Mendoza, Business Development Specialist of DQS Philippines