Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) passed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management System (QMS) conducted by auditors from the SOCOTEC Certification Philippines, Inc. on November 4, 2022.
The ISO surveillance team applauded the PFDA-NFPC Management for its consistent implementation of the port’s QMS despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging threats, including severe weather conditions. This certification proves that the PFDA-NFPC provides all its clients and stakeholders with quality products and services in line with their expectations and commitments.
Auditors from SOCOTEC focused on the integrity of the PFDA-NFPC QMS and the port’s consistent compliance with the pertinent requirements relative to its ISO certification for Public Administration covering Market and Harbor Operations.
The positive audit findings included (1) the port management’s commitment to ensuring the consistent implementation of quality management within the PFDA-NFPC; (2) the high employee awareness of the QMS requirements as well as their readiness to provide the necessary objective evidence; and (3) the ongoing rehabilitation and improvement of the port to serve its clients and stakeholders better.
PFDA-NFPC Port Manager (PM) Ms. Luz P. Ortiz expressed her utmost appreciation to the auditors for their valuable input and favorable comments during the audit activity. PM Ortiz also thanked the PFDA Top Management, led by Officer-in-Charge General Manager Ms. Iris R. De Vera, for their unwavering support of the PFDA-NFPC port operations.
In addition, PM Luz acknowledged the full cooperation and outstanding efforts of all port officers and staff in preparing for the surveillance audit and in ensuring the continuous implementation and enhancement of the PFDA-NFPC QMS.
Before the year ends, all PFDA Regional Fish Ports and the Central Office will also have their accreditation audit to renew their respective ISO 9001 certifications.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from Kristine Joy Tuazon and Mae Angelica Medina of PFDA-NFPC)