LIGHT RAIL Manila Corp. (LRMC) said the operations of Light Rail Transit Line 1 have passed the audit of international systems certification body TüV Rheinland, securing the certification in Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015).
In a statement released on Sunday, LRMC said TüV Rheinland conducted the Stage 2 certification audit of the operation and maintenance of the LRT-1 existing system, including the depot and the 20 stations, from July 18-20.
LRMC said 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.
ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS), and demonstrates an organization’s ability to consistently provide services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
On the other hand, ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to manage its environmental responsibilities.
“This affirms our commitment to deliver quality service to Filipino commuters and set the gold standard in Philippine railway operations and maintenance,” LRMC President and CEO Rogelio L. Singson was quoted as saying in a statement.
“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,” he added.
LRMC, the consortium of Ayala Corp., Metro Pacific Light Rail Corp., and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) Pte. Ltd., had bagged P64.9-billion LRT-1 Cavite Extension public-private partnership project. The project involves the rehabilitation of the existing 21-kilometer (km.) LRT-1 line and an 11.7-km. extension from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite.
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