|Coast Guard Action Center – Quality Management System compliant to ISO 9001:2008 standards|
|Friday, 30 July 2010 13:08|
The Philippine Coast Guard is guaranteeing the public and the maritime stakeholders who utilize the country’s seas for transport, trade and commerce, recreation, as source for food and energy consumption of first-rate humanitarian services as the organization’s Action Center draw nearer to being certified as “ISO Certified 9001” by the International Organization for Standardization.
The external audit was successfully conducted on July 28, 2010 by the Anglo Japanese American Registrars. John Lee Creasey, AJA Lead Auditor, made an announcement during the closing meeting that the result of the external audit will be forwarded to the AJA Registrars Maritime – UKAS with a recommendation to issue certificate to the PCG Coast Guard Action Center – Quality Management System (PCG CGAC – QMS) as compliant to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
As a uniformed armed service of the Philippines under the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), the PCG particularly the CGAC is committed to establish, implement and maintain a QMS within the framework of ISO 9001:2008 Standard and the Government Quality Management Systems Standards (GQMSS). The organization is also entrusted to adhere to RA No. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officers and Employees) and the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 or RA No. 9485.
The Coast Guard Action Center is the nerve or heart of the PCG’s operations and assists and gives advises to the Commandant thru monitoring the administration and operation of the organization’s units ashore and afloat by means of speedy transmission of communications and accurate information to and from individuals, groups or entities both internal and external.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D Tamayo said the PCG thru CGAC shall inspire a component wide commitment to the quality policy management statement. Further, he will ensure that this quality management system is understood, implemented and maintained in all levels of the Philippine Coast Guard.Share