Philippine Rowing Association Inc. (PRA), the national governing body for rowing in the country, today announced that the organization has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system.
“I am proud to share with everyone that despite the challenges the association is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to demonstrate our commitment to deliver high-quality management and to pursue the continuous improvement of the PRA as a sports organization,” PRA President Patrick Gregorio said.
ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized quality management system standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification provides a model for companies and/or organizations of all types and sizes to use in building an effective quality management system.
“Through the ISO 9001:2015 certification, we have validated that PRA Quality Management System provides the maturity necessary to support our vision to build a quality culture that characterizes client-driven organization and to strengthen the global competitiveness of PRA,” Gregorio said.
The standard is based on several quality management principles, including having a strong client focus, the involvement of high-level company management, an outlined process-based approach, and ongoing improvement of the aforementioned approach.
PRA’s ISO 9001:2015 certificate was issued by TUV Rheinland, a world-class management system certification body.
The scope of PRA’s certification includes management, promotion, and development of Rowing in the Philippines, where proof has been furnished through an audit that the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are met.
The certification is valid from January 15, 2021, until January 14, 2024.
As the first National Sports Association (NSA) to receive ISO Certification, Gregorio reiterated his hopes that this will be the first step for a quality management system to be adopted by many other sports organizations in the country.