DOST-ASTI now ISO 9001:2015 Certified
For more than a year of intensive preparation for training, process review, document revision, and internal and external audit, the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) officially received its ISO 9001:2015 Compliance Certificate from The TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific TÜV SÜD Group last 01 October 2018 at the DOST-ASTI Training Room.
The event was attended by TÜV SÜD representatives namely Ms. Femelyn Lati, TÜV SÜD General Manager, and Ms. Kriztel Oriarte, TÜV SÜD Management Service Sales Executive. The DOST-ASTI ISO Team, headed by the agency Quality Management Representative and Knowledge Management Division (KMD) Chief Rene C. Mendoza, was present to formally receive the ISO 9001:2015 Compliance Certificate.
According to Mr. Mendoza, “We’ve been ISO 9001:2008 certified for years. With our transition to ISO 9001:2015, we have enhanced and improved our processes to a whole new level where we can be more responsive to the needs of the industry, the scientific community, and the Philippine government.”
He also added, “Our challenge to ourselves is continually improve – which is essentially what this certification is all about.”
Moreover, this certification has significant contribution for the DOST-ASTI to generate relevant, timely, and impactful ICT – and Electronic-based R&D innovations, continually improve the effectiveness of our QMS to meet stakeholders’ requirement, and comply with existing and applicable legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.