Maynilad Laboratory gets ISO certification
January 20, 2014
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently secured its 86th ISO certification after its Central Laboratory passed the accreditation of the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO). The recognition was obtained following the implementation of a quality management system that satisfies the requirements of the PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard.
Maynilad's Central Laboratory monitors and tests water quality in the West Zone to ensure that it is safe for drinking.
“This accreditation supports our continuing goal of providing our customers with world-class water and wastewater services. Our Central Laboratory Department will ensure that these pass stringent standards in the country,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
Besides the ISO 17025:2005 accreditation of its Central Laboratory Department, Maynilad also holds ISO certifications in its GIS Division, HRD, Corporate Quality, Environment, Safety and Health, its vital facilities, namely La Mesa Treatment Plants 1 and 2, Dagat-Dagatan Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant,Tondo Sewage Pumping Plant, Central Laboratory, Water Network (including its accompanying pipelines, 12 pumping stations, its head office and maintenance shop), Logistics Warehouse (central and three satellite areas) and North Business District which is composed of North Caloocan Business Area, Fairview-Commonwealth Business Area and Novaliches- Valenzuela Business Area.
Maynilad is also the first and only water company in the Philippines to receive the ISO 14064:2006 certification for the verification of its greenhouse gases or carbon footprint quantification and reporting initiative.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River,West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west ofSouth Super Hi-way), Caloocan, Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; Cavite City, and the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.