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Globe cited by int’l certification body for its business continuity efforts Becomes first PHL telco with enterprise-wide ISO certification

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Business Ready: (L-R) Globe Chief Finance Officer and Chief Risk Officer Albert De Larrazabal, British Standard Institute Singapore Auditor Beverly Bautista, Globe Enterprise Risk Management Services Division Head Christine Blabagno and Globe Enterprise Business Continuity Management Department Head Alberto Arago Jr. pose with the document certifying Globe Telecom being Business Continuity Management System compliant.

Globe Telecom recently became the first telco in the Philippines to be re-certified in Business Continuity on an enterprise-wide scale.

Globe received from the British Standard Institute (BSI) an ISO 22301: 2012 or the Business Continuity Management System which recognizes anew its robust implementation of best practices on business resiliency, as well as to its management system for enabling clients and stakeholders to understand and prioritize the threats to business using the international standard for business continuity, ensuring that the company is equipped to survive in the event of a major incident or disaster.

“We at Globe underscore the utmost importance of business continuity in our operations, fully aware that our service will be most needed during the occurrence of natural or man-made disruptions. As such, it is an honor to receive an ISO re-certification for our ongoing efforts on business continuity which attests to our preparedness and readiness to meet any form of calamity,” said Globe Chief Financial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, who also oversees business continuity programs for the company.

Key to the re-certification of Globe Telecom is its maturity in the fourth year of implementation of the management system.

The BSI conferred to Globe the re-certification due to its ability to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system.

The latter requires operating the system through establishing business impact analysis and risk assessment, business continuity strategies, procedures, exercising and testing the business continuity plans, monitoring, measuring and evaluating performance, and improving the system.

Globe recently outlined its plans and initiatives in addressing the effects of a major earthquake hitting Metro Manila, or what is called as “The Big One.”

 

It is also working closely with government institutions such as the Metro Manila Development Authority in proactively preparing its organization in the eventuality of the major temblor affecting the country’s capital.  (with DZRH Rita Salonga)

 

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