San Beda University’s (SBU) Quality Management System was re-certified by TUV Rheinland.
TUV Rheinland, a third party international certification body, conducted a remote audit on the various systems of the University on November 5, 2021. The certification team was headed by Ms. Jorgina Mendiola to determine the ability of SBU’s management system and thus ensure that it meets applicable statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements. Further, it sought to determine the effectiveness of its management system for the purpose of ensuring that the Institution’s specified objectives are attained.
“We were first certified during the term of our current Rector-President, Fr. Aloysius Ma. A. Maranan, OSB in November 2017, ” said Dr. Christian Bryan S. Bustamante, the University’s Governance and Quality Assurance Director. “TUV Rheinland was very detailed in looking at our various procedures and processes vis-àvis quality standards. We are proud that San Beda University successfully passed the audit,” he added.
The ISO 9001 recertification, granted by TUV Rheinland, renders San Beda University with the following:
- Increased Credibility and Recognition: The International Organization for Standardization issued the ISO 9001:2015 recertification which is recognized around the world. The University’s quality management system has been testified by a credible international certifying body.
- Improved Consistency: ISO 9001:2015 increases the control of the University’s processes. Increased consistency means its stakeholders are consistently receiving quality service.
- Increased Stakeholders’ Satisfaction: Stakeholders are assured that the various services they receive always have quality resulting to a growing number of satisfied students and parents.
Empowered Employees: ISO 9001:2015 certification requires the University’s administrators, faculty, and staff to always be at par with international quality standards. Consequently, employees are more knowledgeable of their roles and how to seamlessly work within the University to attain the specified objectives of their unit.
Among the current thrusts of the administration of the University is to ensure that international quality standards are woven into the different systems of the Institution.
Note: The above article was published in The Bedan Today, the official publication of San Beda University, Manila, Philippines, found on pages 18-19 of January 2022 issue.