The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan has again exuded its brand of consistency after having been recertified for ISO 9001:2015 Certification of Management Systems valid for three years last 09 March 2023. 

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification means that the Authority’s management systems are at par with the global standard, which consequently ensures quality service to its customers and meets regulatory expectations.

To wit, the TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. revealed the following nonconformities as indicated in the ISO 9001:2015/Rectification Audit – Initial Audit Report.


No. of nonconformities

ISO 9001:2015

Zero (0) Major NC and Zero (0) Minor NC

The organization has established and maintains an effective system to ensure compliance with its policy and objectives. The audit team confirms in line with the audit targets that the organization’s management system complies with, adequately maintains and implements the requirements of the standard(s). – Initial Audit Report, TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., 09 March 2023

The recertification audit was conducted by TÜV Rheinland, a leading provider of technical services worldwide which uses new ideas, expertise, and a strong global network to contribute to the further development of products, services, systems, and people and make them more competitive. After the conduct of rigorous audits in all of AFAB’s management departments, no non-conformities were cited.

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AFAB proves its consistent alignment with its Quality Policy, which is to champion service excellence and compliance to all applicable regulatory and international standards and stakeholders’ requirements in all its endeavors to ensure safe, secure, and orderly Freeport areas that have diverse employment opportunities and inclusive economic growth, alongside with its quest for continual improvement of its processes.

Within the past fourteen (14) years of its establishment, the AFAB thrives and continues to fulfill its mandate of efficiently and effectively managing the Freeport Area of Bataan, leading to a significant increase in investments and employment in its locality.

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