The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) received recognition from the Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC) for successfully establishing and implementing a Quality Management System Certified to ISO 9001:2015 in compliance with Executive Order No. 605 series of 2017.
The award, which specifically refers to the FPA ISO certification on the issuance of licenses, registrations, and permits for fertilizer, was received by Elizabeth Ramiro, Chief of the Finance and Administration Division (FAD) in behalf of the FPA, at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City on 24 October 2019.
FPA is currently working for its 'Agency-wide' ISO 9001: 2015 certification covering all of its frontline and support services. Relative to this, the Agency continues to undergo trainings being facilitated by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) to ensure achievement of the target.
For the third quarter, the Agency has undergone capacity-building on 5S good housekeeping, auditing QMS, and root cause analysis and corrective action formulation.
The DAP emphasized that 85% of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and processes rather than the employee. The role of the management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.