EMB Laboratory Quality Policy Statement
at the Environmental Management Bureau Laboratory, in support of
the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ mandate
to preserve and protect the environment, are committed to generate
reliable, accurate, traceable, and good quality data that will be
used in the formulation of environmental criteria, standards and
policies; assessment of the quality of the country’s environment;
adjudication of pollution cases; and assessment of the enforcement
of environmental standards and policies.
is therefore the policy of the EMB Laboratory to implement and maintain
a high standard of quality in the laboratory through continuous
and sustained staff training, acquisition of appropriate materials,
maintenance of existing facilities, and participation in inter-laboratory
exercises and other proficiency tests.
develop, coordinate and implement short-term and long-term research
programs at the national and regional levels
EMB Laboratory Recognition
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative
Order No. 63 Series of 1998 (DAO 98-63) defines the Guidelines for the
Designation of DENR Recognized Environmental Laboratories.
scheme was conceived for the following reasons:
to complement DENR analytical facilities for environmental characterization
environmental impact assessment (EIA), pollution control
and management, and research and
to involve the private sector in environmental analytical services;
to harmonize laboratory analytical procedures and techniques; and
to promote the use of QA/QC practices in environmental measurements.
scheme covers 27 parameters for water and wastewater, 19 parameters for
ambient air and air emissions, 6 parameter groups for sediment and biota,
and involves 5 steps, namely:
1: Application phase;
2: Laboratory inspection and assessment;
3: Proficiency testing;
4: Review and evaluation of data and information; and
5: Issuance of the Certificate of Recognition by the DENR Secretary.