Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially received a “Safety Seal” from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). On November 18, 2021, MMPC became the first and only car manufacturer in the country with such accreditation.
The Safety Seal certifies that an establishment or institution strictly observes the minimum public health standards set by the government and/or has successfully integrated with StaySafe.ph, the country’s centralized contact tracing databank. Both of which MMPC has qualified in. This national program aims to restore public confidence in an effort to slowly reopen the economy as supported by other sectoral offices like the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Tourism, and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
“Mitsubishi has always put a premium on safety not just in the engineering of our cars but also in the way we conduct business. That is why MMPC, being the longest-staying automotive company in the country, wants to do its part to be alongside Filipinos transitioning into the new normal,” said Mr. Takeshi Hara, President, and CEO of MMPC. “We make it a point to maintain only the highest standards when it comes to health and safety at the workplace. Through it we create a space with minimal hazards that enable positivity and productivity among our employees.”
MMPC’s Safety Seal covers its Sta. Rosa Plant and Parts Warehouse in the Greenfield Automotive Park-Special Economic Zone (GAP-SEZ) and will be valid for 6 months. The latter is to ensure the credibility and timeliness of the badge. All holders will be required to file for renewal and undergo DOLE’s rigorous inspection process all over again after the aforementioned period.
“COVID-19 has taught us many important lessons, one in particular is the importance of emotional well-being. Through our newly issued DOLE certification, we want to offer peace of mind and assure our customers, partners, and the general public that Mitsubishi Motors takes safety very seriously,” Mr. Hara adds.