LLDA Certified ISO 9001:2008

The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) receives its certification for ISO 9001:2008 from the Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars, Inc. for meeting the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The certificate issued by AJA on November 24, 2015 confirms that the management systems of LLDA passed the assessment by the certifying body, which is an accredited member of the ISO.

According to Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and LLDA General Manager Secretary Neric Acosta, being ISO 9001:2008 certified is one of the means by which LLDA can fully implement its sustainable, effective and holistic environmental management of the Laguna Lake Basin. "The ISO-QMS Certification is an invaluable mechanism for LLDA to effectively reach its ultimate goal of a Laguna Lake Basin that is defined by a balanced ecology, managed with sound environmental governance, and recognized as a focal area of regional and national development," he adds.

In September 2014, LLDA and the Development Academy of the Philippines DAP) agreed for DAP to provide capability-training and technical guidance sessions in preparation for ISO certification of LLDA in 2015.

Since then 2014 the Authority, headed by the Project Management Group and ISO Core Teams for the development of Quality Management System (QMS), worked hard to promote and develop awareness and understanding of ISO 9001:2008--ISO QMS concepts, principles, and requirements among the employees. The capabilities of key officers and staff of the LLDA were further developed to prepare and sustain the ISO 9001:2008 QMS Certification. ISO-QMS for the environmental regulations, resource management, and development processes of the LLDA were also established and implemented, along with internal mechanisms for maintaining and sustaining the established QMS.

From their website www.iso.org, the ISO explains that "The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO's best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer's requirements, and that quality is consistently improved."