APMC passes IMS Surveillance Audit


Ayala Property Management Corporation (APMC) has achieved another milestone in its 33 years in the property management business. The company recently passed the latest Integrated Management Systems (IMS) Surveillance Audit, a process wherein a company’s quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems are checked for proper documentation in compliance with global standards.

The IMS Surveillance Audit was conducted for three major Ayala Land properties – Greenbelt 5, Serendra, and UP Ayala Land Technohub – and for several support units of the company. The audit was conducted by Certification International Philippines Inc. (CIPI), a certifying body with 14 years of expertise in Management Systems Certification.

Raul M. Irlanda, CEO of APMC and a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) said that the organization continually raises the bar in providing the best products and services for its customers through careful benchmarking against global industry models.

“This certification not only includes our internal units such as Finance, Document Control or Human Resources, it also certified our outsourced processes such as our maintenance and security service providers,” said Irlanda. “This is something we are very proud of given the rigorous certification process.”

Three vital quality management systems were audited by CIPI for APMC as part of the integrated test.

The ISO 9001:2008 which is the latest certification ensured that APMC effectively measured, documented, and executed international standards of quality in its operations to satisfy customer requirements. This required the efficient monitoring of actual results versus planned actions and entailed continuous upgrades in systems and processes.

The company also passed ISO 14001:2004 or Environmental Management Systems which underscored APMC’s commitment to environment protection. In recent years, the company has applied numerous systems enhancements in the implementation of solid waste management programs for its managed properties. It has likewise ensured the utilization of high quality and environmentally sound products and methodologies in all its operations.

Aside from the two ISO certifications, the audit also made sure that APMC is compliant with international standards in safeguarding employees, residents and customers. This was ascertained by OHSAS 18001:2007 or the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series published by the British Standards Institute.

 


Standing (L-R): Ricky Almeda, Sherwin Vinoya, Edgar Alcazar, Raul Irlanda, Bobby Menpin, PJ Soriano, & June Vazquez; Seated (L-R): Nerisse Basconcillo, Japs de Jesus, Peachy Peñaflorida, & Erick Calupe