QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region acquires ISO 14001:2015 after Environmental Management System (EMS) Stage 2 Certification Blended Audit by the TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at EMB-NCR Building and via Zoom.
The office was commended for the following positive findings: the management and the entire organization’s commitment to the implementation of the Environmental Management System are very evident, the correction of the ISO 14001:2015 Stage 1 audit findings was well documented, the organization has come up with objective rating criteria for conclusions on the continuing suitability, adequacy & effectiveness of the Environmental Management System, the Development Program Series covering from Feb. 11, 2022 – Sept. 9, 2022 series of trainings which enhance employees’ awareness of the requirements and processes of environmental laws, the office Emergency Preparedness And Response was also found commendable through its highly visible Photoluminescent Evacuation Plans located in strategic locations as well as the Property Management’s use of Google Sheet to record the result of housekeeping service, and lastly, the conversion of air conditioning units and lightings to inverter type and LED type respectively.
ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
EMB-NCR has acquired its first ISO 14001:2015 certification for this year through the efforts of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Core Group, Focal Persons, and EMS Top Management through Regional Director Atty. Michael Drake P. Matias, Finance and Administrative Division Chief, Engr. Florence V. Velasquez, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division OIC Chief, Engr. Jean C. Borromeo, and Clearance and Permitting Division Chief Engr. Wilma R. Uyaco.