BPO contributes to ISO accreditation of Ilocos Norte

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte continues to be fully compliant with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), thanks to investment from local and foreign investors. Provincial Treasurer Josephine Calajate said the construction of more wind and solar power plants, business process outsourcing (BPO) operations and expansion of shopping malls have contributed to the province’s ISO-accreditation. Every year, an audit team conducts assessment of the different offices of the provincial government to determine if they pass the annual ISO-accreditation process. Ilocos Norte is again gearing up preparations for its re-certification.