LRMC, LRT-1 get TÜVR nod for ISO certifications

The LRMC Management Committee with President Rogelio L. Singson and TUV Rheinland Audit Team: (Standing, left to right) TUV Rheinland Auditor Noel Espina with LRMC officers IT Director Randy Sac, HSEQ Director Valentin Reyes, Operations Director Rodrigo Bulario, Engineering Director Rodolfo Chansuyco, President and CEO Rogelio Singson, and TUVR Auditors Melchor Camina and Rolando Remitar. L-R Seated: Corporate Communications Head Rochelle Gamboa, TUVR Auditor Abigail Salomon, consultant Susan Soliven, Chief Finance Officer Fatima Agbayani, TUVR Auditor Lorna Valdez, TUVR Auditor Mary Grace Balobalo, Human Resource Director Josette Locara.

1 July 2017, Manila, PHILIPPINES — In less than two years after assuming the operations and maintenance of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) achieved another milestone yesterday as it passed the audit of International systems certification body TÜV Rheinland, with a recommendation or certification in Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015).

“This affirms our commitment to deliver quality service to Filipino commuters and set the gold standard in Philippine railway operations and maintenance,” said LRMC President and CEO Rogelio L. Singson at the close of the three-day audit on July 20. “Our employees, shareholders, partners and customers can be assured that the quality of how we manage work process and environmental sustainability reflects this commitment to make commuting in Metro Manila better, more convenient and more and more comfortable every day.”

“Let me say that I am proud to be working with people who are passionate in what they do,” Singson said in his message to LRMC employees. He added: “I am pleased with the team’s focus in making sure that we get the ISO Certification for LRMC soonest. We have never worked together as hard as in this effort.”

ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

LRMC’s ISO Working Committee with representatives from all the business units with LRMC President and CEO Rogelio L. Singson (standing, middle) and HSEQ Director Valentin Reyes (standing, third from right) and the TUV Rheinland Audit Team at the closing meeting of the three-day audit for LRT-1’s operations and maintenance.

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to continuously improve its environmental performance. It is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

TÜV Rheinland conducted the Stage 2 certification audit of the operation and maintenance of the LRT-1 existing system comprised of the depot and the 20 stations from Roosevelt to Baclaran from July 18 to 20, 2017. The audit covered the systems, processes and procedures in station and train operations, traffic management, engineering and maintenance, human resource, finance, procurement, legal, information technology, corporate communications and health, safety, environment and quality. (ENDS)

LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL)

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