(World-class. The MakBan and Tiwi facilities of AboitizPower geothermal business unit, AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) are among the world’s biggest geothermal power plants, hence, there is a deliberate effort to make sure these remain globally competitive.)
AboitizPower subsidiary AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) successfully retained its Integrated Management System (IMS) certification, which covers Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2015), and Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007).
TÜV Rheinland Philippines, an affiliate of TÜV Rheinland and one of the leading certification bodies for various international standards in the country, issued the recertification after completing a thorough review of the processes and practices across APRI’s power plants in the provinces of Albay, Batangas, and Laguna in November 2018.
“This only proves that the organization is committed to improve their management systems and that they conform to world-class standards,” Tristan Arwen Loveres, TÜV Rheinland Philippines Managing Director, said.
Our company is extremely proud of this milestone, which reflects our solid commitment of providing ample and reliable power supply at a reasonable and competitive price while mitigating environmental risks and providing equal importance to the safety of our employees and the welfare of communities we serve,” Alex B. Coo, APRI President and COO, said.
In 2015, APRI received its first IMS certification. Since then, the company has continued its work beyond compliance and created a culture of excellence as part of the way of life of its employees. This year, APRI has likewise celebrated the milestone of twenty million aggregate man-hours without any lost time due to accidents.
In 2019, APRI aims to upgrade its Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Certification to ISO 45001:2018, which will strengthen the company’s opportunity and risk management in terms of OHS.
Emmanuel V. Rubio, AboitizPower Chief Operating Officer, said that this recertification is in line with AboitizPower’s ultimate goal to be the power partner and neighbor of choice of its stakeholders.
“As we strive to become the power partner and neighbor of choice of our stakeholders, we continue to improve our systems and processes, ensuring that these are up-to-date and aligned with globally recognized standards and best practices,” Rubio said.
AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities.
The company is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines with a balanced portfolio of assets located across the country. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, its brand for clean and renewable energy with several hydroelectric, geothermal and solar power generation facilities. It also has thermal power plants in its generation portfolio to support the baseload and peak energy demands of the country.
The company also owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, including the second and third largest private utilities in the country.