West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) was recently awarded the ISO 50001:2011, which certifies that the company’s Energy Management Systems meet global standards.
International auditing and certification body TUV Rheinland Philippines recognized Maynilad’s compliance in energy efficiency, use and consumption, particularly of its vital facilities—La Mesa Treatment Plants 1 and 2; pumping stations at La Mesa, Villamor, Pagcor City, and Pasay; and Tondo Sewage Pumping Plant.
Maynilad’s efforts to enhance its energy efficiency enabled it to register reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other related environmental impacts. The company was also able to generate savings in its electricity consumption because of its energy-reduction program.
“It was not easy to reduce power consumption given our massive expansion and service improvement projects. But we still identified points for improvement, and managed to pass the strict certification audit. We continue to optimize our resources so we can sustain operations while keeping power consumption to a minimum,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez.
This brings Maynilad’s total number of ISO certificates to 151. Late last year, the company was conferred a company-wide ISO certification, making it the Philippine company with the most number of ISO certificates for multiple sites.
Maynilad is also the first and only water company in the country 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 agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.