Malampaya has recently been granted a continuous certification to ISO 14001 for its facilities at the Asian Star Building in Alabang, the Malampaya Onshore Gas Plant in Batangas, the Batangas Supply Base, and the Malampaya Shallow Water Platform off Palawan. ISO 14001 is a certification of compliance to environmental standards, the aim of which is to reduce a company’s environmental footprint by decreasing pollution and waste.
Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrar Philippines, was the team that audited the said Malampaya sites. The Audit Team headed by Lead Auditor Gilmore Rivera recommended Malampaya-operator Shell Philippines Exploration (SPEX) for continuous certification for having zero non-conformance, which proves the company’s application of effective systems to control its environmental impact and constantly improve performance in a systematic, effective and sustainable manner.
SPEX’s zero non-conformance was made possible by the managers and staff of its Operations, Maintenance, Legal, C&P, IMT and HR departments, under the direction of HSE and SD Manager Joey Tinga and ISO 14001 Focal Dar Guamos.
The increased monitoring of its effluent or outflow of water and gas, the reduction of hydrocarbons being flared, and the continuous partnership with the government for the establishment of appropriate offshore standards, are a few of the more recent measures adopted by SPEX with the aim of improving the environmental impact of its operations.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a global network that identifies what International Standards are required by business, government and society. For consumers, conformity of products and services to these standards provide assurance about their quality, safety and reliability. The International Standards on air, water and soil quality, as well as on the environmental impact of products and the companies that produce them, contribute to the cause of preserving the environment.