FIRST Gen Corporation
has passed anew the rigorous recertification audit of its standards by a UK-based independent certification body. AJA Registrars Limited (AJA) of the UK, through its local affiliate AJA Registrars (Phils.) Inc. (AJA Philippines), conducted the recertification audit to check First Gen’s conformance with norms set under ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system or QMS) by the International Standards Organization (ISO), the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. “AJA Philippines completed the recertification audit without finding any nonconformance issues in the ISO processes of First Gen. The AJA audit, therefore, reaffirms our company’s adherence to the highest standards set by the ISO,” said Steven Goers, First Gen vice president and head of the company’s QMS core team.
It marked the seventh time that First Gen passed a QMS audit since it earned its first certification from AJA Philippines seven years ago. AJA Philippines forms part of a global network of certification bodies under AJA, an independent certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS), which is the sole national accreditation body recognized by the UK government. Through its subsidiaries and associates that also hold their respective certifications, First Gen keeps a portfolio of 15 power generation plants with a combined capacity of 2,887 megawatts (MW), representing 19% of the country’s total installed capacity.