Sem-Calaca Power Corporation (SCPC) and Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corporation (SLPGC), the power generation subsidiaries of Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC), recently received environment, safety and quality certifications from Certification International Philippines (CIP), an affiliate of the French company SOCOTEC.
After extensive auditing and testing, CIP awarded SCPC and SLPGC the ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) certifications last October.
The certifications will be valid for three years, subject to the results of semi-annual surveillance audits. Further extensions are subject to compliance with the terms of the certifications.
SCPC was previously certified to ISO 9001:2008 and has been upgraded to the latest version this year.
“These ISO certifications demonstrate the commitment of SCPC and SLPGC to quality processes, environmental conservation, and personnel health and safety,” said SMPC President and COO Victor A. Consunji.
ISO 9001:2015 is the revised international standard that demonstrates the ability of an organization to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 14001:2015 is the revised management systems standard that responds to latest trends in identifying and managing environmental risks and impact.
OHSAS 18001:2007 is an internationally applied British standard for sound occupational health and safety
performance. SMPC is the only power producer in the country that owns and mines its own fuel source, allowing it to generate affordable and reliable baseload power for the Luzon and Visayas grids.