Manila, officially known as the City of Manila, is the capital city of the Philippines. According to the census in 2015, Manila is the second most populated city in the country with a population of 1,780,148. It is also highly urbanized and the most densely populated city in the world, with 71,263 inhabitants per kilometer square.  


With an increase in population, there is always an increase in trade. Manila, along with Mexico City and Madrid, is thought to be one of the earliest global cities in the world. Manila’s commercial trade was the first to spread across the Pacific Ocean that linked Asia with the Spanish Americans.

The economy in Manila transitioned from an agro-based to a highly industrialized one. With industrialization, the population also increased drastically as the people moved from rural areas to towns and cities. Now, the city has various trades with about 60,000 establishments that focus on commerce, banking, finance, retail, transport, tourism, real estate, media, advertising, legal services, accounting, theatre, insurance, fashion, and arts. With more trade, comes more competition and the need to excel.


Based on the 2016 CMCI, Manila was the second most competitive city in the country. Previously, it was the first most competitive city in 2015, but since then it has been holding its name in the top 3. It shows that Manila is one of the best places for business ventures. Lars Wittig, the country manager of Regus Philippines swore that Manila is the third best city in the Philippines for start-up businesses. 

How will ISO in Manila help your Organization?


ISO Certification in Manila has uses aplenty. There are several ISO standards with their unique uses, some of the most generic and widely used standards, and their uses are: 


ISO 9001

It is the standard for a Quality Management System. With growing businesses, there are growing customer needs. As there are so many opportunities, clients have the luxury to be selective. For your business to succeed, your organization needs to stand out. ISO 9001 in Manila will help you ensure fewer product failures while improving the quality of products and services of your organization which will, in turn, improve your business efficiency and invites more valuable customers.


ISO 14001

With more population and business, there are also more problems. 

Because of industrial waste and automobiles, there is a rise in air pollution. Air pollution in Manila affects about 98% of the population which causes more than 4,000 deaths every year. And Manila is said to be the second biggest waste-producing city in the country with 1,151.79 tons of waste per day. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for you to maintain an effective Environmental Management System that reduces the environmental impacts and wastes. 


ISO 27001

This standard deals with the Information Security Management System (ISMS). For every efficient company, there is also a strong ISMS that ensures that all the information in the company, electronic or physical, is secure. 


ISO 45001

Manila is named the second most natural disaster-afflicted capital city in the world. Swiss Re ranked it as the second riskiest capital city to live in due to its exposure to natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, etc. But at the same time, Manila is one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia. Therefore, an organization must keep its workspace and the employees as safe as possible. ISO 45001 certification in Manila can help you take all the necessary precautions and measures to keep the occupational health and safety of your organization a top priority by reducing workplace accidents.


ISO 22000

It standard is a must for all organizations in the food chain to ensure the food products and services are safe for consumption. Having an effective Food Safety Management System in place ensures the health and safety of the consumers while improving your business performance.

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The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) sets and publishes the International Standards, but you need a third-party certification body to obtain the ISO Certification. We, at FINECERT, have experience in getting organizations certified in a given timeframe at an affordable value. Our ISO Consultants are highly experienced and use a transparent approach while dealing with clients. Integrity at the workplace is of utmost importance to us.


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