On July 8, 2011, Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) was certified for BS 25999:2005 – Business Continuity Management after an audit by TÜV Rheinland for compliance with the standard’s requirements. Business Continuity Management is pertinent for organizations to have continuous operations even in the event of unexpected disruptions.
Skyway is part of the ROBUST PHIL project – a Public Private Partnership program of ASSIST and co-financed by DEG of Germany, with the agenda of supporting and equipping mission critical enterprises for better disaster & crisis preparedness. Skyway engaged ECC International for an end to end assessment for the continuation of operations in case of incidents or accidents which may affect their toll operations and traffic management.
ECCI Senior Consultant, Raja Kumar worked closely with the Skyway management team for this project. As a result, Skyway was able to benefit from a comprehensive business continuity practices and recovery strategies for toll collection, road repairs and maintenance, traffic management and provisions of security within the company’s area of responsibility on a 24-hour basis were implemented by evaluating Business Impacting Scenarios.
Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) was incorporated primarily to operate and maintain the elevated and at-grade portion of the South Metro Manila Skyway from Buendia to Alabang of the South Luzon Expressway. SOMCO oversees the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Skyway System. They are engaged in toll collection; road repairs and maintenance; traffic management; and provisions of security within the company’s area of responsibility on a 24-hour basis. With the BS 25999 certification, Skyway is now better equipped to serve its customers even when faced with threats of disasters and calamities.