Directorate General of Plantation Strengthens ISO 9001:2015 Management Recertification

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Directorate General of Plantation Strengthens ISO 9001:2015 Management Recertification. Photo by: Directorate General of Plantation

PALMOILMAGAZINE, BOGOR – To maintain commitment to high quality service standards, the Ministry of Agriculture, through the Directorate General of Plantations, especially the Directorate of Plantation Protection, has collaborated with PT Sejahtera Gemilang Sentosa in carrying out Recertification of ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Implementation. The activity includes refresher and deepening of SNI ISO 9001:2015 material.

Previously, the Director General of Plantation, Andi Nur Alam Syah, stated that the ISO Quality Management Implementation Recertification activity is important to enrich the knowledge and skills of the Directorate General of Plantation personnel, especially the Plantation Protection Directorate Team.

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“This training aims to finalise the preparation for recertification that will be carried out by the Directorate of Plantation Protection, which previously successfully obtained the ISO 9001:2015 Certificate in 2017,” said the Director General of Plantations, represented by Hendratmojo Bagus Hudoro, Director of Plantation Protection, when opening the activity on 11 January in Bogor.

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Bagus added that it was also to improve the competence of personnel of the Directorate of Plantation Protection and optimise organisational performance, achieve organisational goals, and in order to provide high quality service to customers.

“It is expected that through this activity can explore and harmonise a deep understanding of the goals and objectives of ISO 9001: 2015 training, able to implement and deeply understand the ISO 9001: 2015 standard, the strategy for implementing ISO 9001: 2015 in government agencies, as well as other aspects such as terminology, definitions, types of audits, principles, competencies, and attitudes of auditors, and can optimise the quality management system in every aspect of activity. This will not only strengthen commitment to quality standards, but will also ensure that the Directorate of Plantation Protection remains a professional and high-quality institution in carrying out its duties,” Bagus said.

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In addition, the training also covered the management of internal audit programmes, the process and stages of conducting audits, as well as audit workshops and simulations involving the creation of audit schedules, development of audit checklists, internal audit simulations, creation of audit findings, creation of audit reports, and presentation of audit results.

“The plan is to conduct an external audit around the end of February 2023 with the hope that the certificate that has been achieved in 2017 can be obtained again,” he explained.

Bagus emphasised the importance of implementing ISO 9001:2015 in the Directorate of Plantation Protection’s organisation. “By implementing a quality management system, the organisation has managed to meet the standards, especially in an effort to improve operational efficiency and quality of service to the community,” he said. (P3)

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