Maynilad receives DOLE Safety Seal Certification

Maynilad receives DOLE Safety Seal Certification

By Rjhay E. Laurea

MANILA — Maynilad’s head office in Balara, Quezon City was among the latest recipients of Safety Seal Certification by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) after undergoing the agency’s intensive audit and inspection procedures.

The West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) was recently granted a Safety Seal for its strict health, safety, and environment standards and practices, especially in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DOLE’s intensive audit and inspection covered its general labor standards, occupational safety and health standards, and compliance with health and safety measures to prevent and control COVID-19 transmission.

The company also recorded a total of 6.94 million Man Hour No Loss Time Accident (MHNLTA) in all of its facilities and offices by the end of 2021 while successfully and safely implementing its capital expenditure projects.

“Ensuring a safe workplace for our employees and service providers is important to us. This safety seal from DOLE is a testament to our uncompromising efforts of promoting a culture of safety in Maynilad,” said Maynilad president and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.

Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.

The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph.

The DOLE issues the Safety Seal for the manufacturing, construction sites, utilities (electric, water, gas, air conditioning supply, sewerage, waste management) information and communication companies (private publication, news, movie production, TV and radio companies), and warehouses which practice the health protocols implemented by the government. (ai/mtvn)

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