The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has successfully maintained the ISO 9001:2015 Certification of its quality management system covering all core services across its main and extension offices.
“Once again, the SEC has demonstrated its global competitiveness as the premier investor champion and catalyst of a deep, broad and informed investor-based capital market and more empowered business sector,” SEC Chairperson Emilio B. Aquino said after receiving the main certificate during the awarding ceremony held at the SEC Head Office inside the PICC Complex in Pasay City on March 25.
“As we celebrate this achievement, we are working on more breakthroughs for the Commission in line with our SuperVision 2025 to be the premier investor champion and catalyst of a deep, broad and informed, investor-based capital market and more empowered business sector considered among the best in the Southeast Asian region.”
The ISO 9001:2015 Certification is a testament to the Commission’s adherence to world-class standards in the provision of regulatory services over the corporate sector, the capital market participants, and the securities and investments instruments market in the Philippines, as well as the protection of the investing public.
The certification further covers the provision of registration of partnerships and corporations doing business in the Philippines in all SEC Extension Offices in Baguio, Tarlac, Legazpi, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.
The Commission first obtained ISO 9001:2015 Certification in 2018 for its quality management system covering the registration of partnerships and corporations doing business in the Philippines, and the licensing of capital market institutions and professionals.
The SEC then secured a recertification for ISO 9001:2015 in 2020, where it successfully expanded the scope of its ISO-certified quality management system to cover 122 document procedures from the initial 59.
“The ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification is exceptionally meaningful to the SEC. As a customer-centric organization, we appreciate that it has provided us with an external and objective evaluation of the quality of our services based on international standards,” SEC Commissioner Karlo S. Bello said in his opening remarks during the awarding ceremony.
“We also take pride in the consistent assessment that we have been compliant with ISO 9001:2015 standards for the past three years and confident that we will continue to be so in the next three years and beyond, pandemic or no pandemic.”