Question Y / N Guiding Reference
I. STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS
1. Does the GOCC disclose a policy that:
a. Stipulates the existence and scope of its effort to address customer’s welfare? Y Sec 38, MWSS Manual on Corporate Governance (MMCG) ; Annual Report, page 10
b. Elaborates its effort to interact with the communities in which they operate? Y Sec 40, MMCG;  pgs 1, 2  MWSS Code of Ethical Standards (MCES); 2019 Annual Report
c. Ensure that its value chain is environmentally friendly or is consistent with promoting sustainable development? Y http://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019-Perfomance-Scorecard-GCG.pdf; 2019 Annual Report
2. Does the GOCC disclose the activities that it has undertaken to implement the following: Y 2019 Year End Accomplshment Report
a. Customer health and safety Y http://mwss.gov.ph/corporate-governance-scorecard/csr-statement-3/

Memorandum Circular – Provision for Health, Safety, Sanitation and Wellness Program

MWSS-CO Celebrates Women’s Month

 

b. Interaction with the communities Y http://mwss.gov.ph/mwss-employees-conduct-its-4th-series-of-tree-planting-activity-at-ipo-dam-watershed/

OPPOSITION GROUPS CONVERGE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE KALIWA DAM PROJECT

THREE (3) SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED ON THE NEW CENTENNIAL WATER SOURCE-KALIWA DAM PROJECT

Public Hearing on MWSS’ Application for Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project

MWSS AND QUEZONIAN EFFORTS TOWARD WATER SUSTAINABILITY

 

Team Building by the Kaliwa Dam Project Team

 

 

c. Environmentally- friendly value chain? Y  

MWSS employees conduct its 4th series of Tree Planting Activity at Ipo Dam Watershed

A Million Tree Challenge Update (MWSS Information Kit)

MWSS-CO participates in Manila Bay Rehabilitation Day 2019

MWSS employees join Nature Walk

MWSS Joins “Oplan Linis Estero”

MWSS joins the Battle for Trash-Free Manila

CLEAN-UP AND REHABILITATION OF TAGUIG RIVER

 

3. Does the GOCC have a separate CSR report/section? Y MWSS Annual Report 2019 Section 13 and 14 (Communication and Knowledge Management and Environmental Stewardship)
4. Where stakeholder interests are protected by law, stakeholders should have the opportunity to obtain effective redress for violation of their rights. Y Sec. 37-CSR Principles, MWSS Manual on Corporate Corporate Governance (MMCG) & http://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Whistleblowing-Policy.pdf
a. Does the GOCC provide contact details of concerned officers, feedback officer (tel no. email address, other vital info?) Y http://mwss.gov.ph/contact/
5. Performance-enhancing mechanisms for employee participation should be permitted to develop.
a. Does the GOCC explicitly mention the health, safety and welfare policy for its employees? Y Memorandum Circular – Provision for Health, Safety, Sanitation and Wellness Program

http://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/MC-No.-2019-13-Guidelines-in-the-provision-for-health-safety-sanitation-and-wellness-program-for-MWSS.pdf

b. Does the GOCC publish data relating to health, safety and welfare of its employees? Y Memorandum Circular – Provision for Health, Safety, Sanitation and Wellness Program

http://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/MC-No.-2019-13-Guidelines-in-the-provision-for-health-safety-sanitation-and-wellness-program-for-MWSS.pdf

c. Does the GOCC have training and development programs for its employees? Y Competency Based Learning and Development Plan

MWSS Annual Report 2019 Section 11 (Organizational Excellence), pages 11, 58

d. Does the GOCC publish data on training and development programs for its employees? Y Competency Based Learning and Development Plan

MWSS Annual Report 2019 Section 11 (Organizational Excellence), pages 11, 58

6. Stakeholders including individual employees and their representative bodies, should be able to freely communicate their concerns about illegal or unethical practices to the board and their rights should not be compromised for doing this. Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Whistleblowing-Policy.pdf / Contact
a. Does the GOCC have procedures for complaints by employees concerning illegal and unethical behavior? Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Whistleblowing-Policy.pdf / Contact
b. Does the GOCC have procedures to protect an employee from retaliation? Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Whistleblowing-Policy.pdf / Contact
II. DISCLOSURE AND TRANSPARENCY
7. Quality of Annual Report
a. Does the GOCC’s Annual Report disclose the ff:
a. 1 Corporate Objectives Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019-Perfomance-Scorecard-GCG.pdf

; 2019 Annual Report, page 11, Information Kit, page 9

a. 2 Financial Performance Indicators Y https://mwss.gov.ph/transparency-seal-2/
a. 3. Non-financial performance indicators Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019-Perfomance-Scorecard-GCG.pdf

Client Satisfaction Survey

MWSS Infrastructure Projects :
http://mwss.gov.ph/projects/bnaq7/
https://mwss.gov.ph/projects/angat-water-transmission-improvement-project/angat-water-transmission-improvement-project/
https://mwss.gov.ph/projects/ipo-dam-3/
https://mwss.gov.ph/projects/new-centennial-water-source-kaliwa-dam-project/new-centennial-water-source-kaliwa-dam-project/
https://mwss.gov.ph/projects/rehabilitation-of-umiray-angat-facilities/rehabilitation-of-umiray-angat-facilities/
https://mwss.gov.ph/projects/rehabilitation-operation-and-maintenance-of-auxiliary-turbines-4-5-of-the-angat-hydro-electric-power-plant/rehabilitation-operation-and-maintenance-of-mwss-owned-auxiliary-turbines-4-5-of-the-angat-hydro-electric-power-plant-ahepp/
https://mwss.gov.ph/projects/sumag-river-diversion-project/sumag-river-diversion-project/

MWSS Annual Report 2019 (article about “MWSS implements Health, Safety, Sanitation and Wellness Programs”

Information Kit

a. 4 Details of whistleblowing policy Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Whistleblowing-Policy.pdf and Annual Report 2019 : Whistleblowing Policy
a.5 Biographical details (age,qualifications, date of first appointment, relevant experience, other dictatorship of listed companies) of directors Y https://mwss.gov.ph/transparency-seal-2 and Annual Report BOT Accomplishments
a.6 Training and/or continuing education program attended by each director Y Rules on Parliamentary Procedures for effective meeting
8. Are the annual reports downloadable from the GOCC’s website? Y https://mwss.gov.ph  (Menu Tab)
9. Corporate Governance Confirmation Statement
a. Does the annual report contain a statement confirming the company’s full compliance with the code of corporate governance and where there is non-compliance, identity and explain reasons for each such issue? Y http://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Certificate-of-Compliance.pdf
10. Timely filing/release of annual/financial reports
a. Are the audited annual financial report/statement released within 60 days upon receipt from COA? Y 2019 Audited Financial Report

b. ls the annual report released within 90 days from release of audited financial report? Y 2019 Audited Financial Report

c. ls the true and fairness/fair representation of the annual financial statement/reports affirmed by the board of directors/commissioners and/or the relevant officers of the company? Y 2019 Audited Financial Report

III. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD
11. Corporate Vision/Mission Y Annual Report 2019 / https://mwss.gov.ph/mission and https://mwss.gov.ph/vision/

Information kit, pages 6-7

a. Has the Board of Directors reviewed the vision and mission/strategy in the last financial year? Y Submission of Performance Evaluation Scorecard 2020/Strategy Map to GCG (as approved by MWSS Board of Trustees) :
https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020-Performance-Scorecard-Charter-Statement-and-Strategy-Map.pdfBoard Resolution Approving the 2019 and 2020 PES:

b. Does the Board of Directors monitor/oversee the implementation of the corporate strategy? Y PES form 3 – 4th Quarter Monitoring Report was signed by the MWSS Board Chairman

https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019-4th-Qtr-Monitoring-Report-.pdf

Board Resolution approving the 2019 and 2020 PES

12. Did the GOCC achieve 90% in the PES? Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019-4th-Qtr-Monitoring-Report-.pdf

https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019-Perfomance-Scorecard-GCG.pdf

13. Code of ethics or conduct
a. Are the details of the code of ethics or conduct disclosed? Y Code of Conduct & No Gift Policy : https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/bot-resolution-no-2014-034-co-no-gift-policy.pdf and https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/No-Gift-Policy-1.pdf
b. Does the GOCC disclose that all Directors/Commissioners, senior management and employees are required to comply with the code? Y Code of Conduct & No Gift Policy : https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/bot-resolution-no-2014-034-co-no-gift-policy.pdf and https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/No-Gift-Policy-1.pdf
c. Does the company disclose how it implements and monitors compliance with the code of ethics or conduct? Y MWSS Citizen’s Charter Feedback Mechanism (page 126) :
https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Final-MWSS-CO-Citizens-Charter-07102020.pdfCode of Conduct No Gift Policy : https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/bot-resolution-no-2014-034-co-no-gift-policy.pdfClient Satisfaction Survey
14. Does the Board appoint a Nomination and Compensation / Remuneration Committee? N
15. Did the Nomination and Compensation/Remuneration Committee meet at least twice during the year? N
16. If yes, is the report of the Nomination and Compensation/Remuneration Committee publicly disclosed? N
17. Does the Board appoint an Audit Committee? Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/21-Committee.pdf
18. lf yes, is the report of the Audit Committee publicly disclosed? Y MWSS BOT Highlights and Biographical details of directors :

Annual Report 2018 and

https://mwss.gov.ph/corporate-governance-scorecard/corporate-governance-scorecard-2018/

19. Does at least one member of the Audit Committee have an audit, accounting or finance background (qualification or experience)? Y MWSS Annual Report 2019 page 15
20. Did the Audit Committee meet at least four times during the year? Y Business Management Degree – ARMC Chairman
MWSS Annual Report 2019 page 15
21. Does the Board appoint a Risk Management Committee? Y https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/21-Committee.pdf
22. If yes, is the report on Risk Management Committee publicly disclosed? Y MWSS Annual Report 2019 page 15
23. Does at least one member of the Risk Management Committee have a background in finance and investments? Y MWSS AR 2017 (Page 10): https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/MWSS-Annual-Report-2017.pdf
MWSS AR 2018 (Page 8): https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Annual-Report-2018-Final.pdf MWSS Annual Report 2019 page 15-16
24. Board meetings and attendance
a. Are the Board of Directors meetings scheduled at the beginning of the year? (end of Q1 ) Y Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
b. Does the Board of Directors meet at least monthly? Y Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
c. Did the Board of Directors meet on at least 75% on their scheduled meetings? Y Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
d. Has each of the directors/commissioners attended at least 90% of all the board meetings held during the year? Y Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
e. Did the Board of Directors meet separately at least once during the year without the President/CEO present? N Attendance Record in meetings
25. Access to information
a. Does the GOCC have a policy that stipulates board papers for Board of Directors/Commissioners meetings be provided to the Board at least three (3) working days in advance of the board meeting? Y Board Agenda and (Memo provided):

https://mwss.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Memo-Submission-of-Board-Matters-5-days-prior.pdf

b. Is the Board Secretary trained in legal, accountancy or company secretarial Practices? Y Profile
26. Internal Audit
a. Does the company have a separate internal audit function? Y MWSS Plantilla and Internal Audit Department Standard Operating Policies and Procedures Manual (IADSOPPM) – IAD Manual of Operations
b. Does the appointment and removal of the internal auditor require the approval of the Audit Committee? Y MWSS Plantilla and Internal Audit Department Standard Operating Policies and Procedures Manual (IADSOPPM) – IAD Manual of Operations
27. Risk Oversight
a. Does the company disclose the internal control procedures/risk management systems it has in place? Y Internal Audit Procedure & OFFICE ORDER 2019-288 -Review of Key Processes and Performance in the Operating & Support Systems – IAD Manual of Operations
b. Does the Annual Report disclose that the Board of Directors/Commissioners has overseen a review of the company’s material controls (including operational, financial and compliance controls) and risk management systems? Y Audited Financial Reports in MWSS Annual Reports
c. Does the company disclose how key risks are managed? Y Internal Audit Procedure & OFFICE ORDER 2019-288 -Review of Key Processes and Performance in the Operating & Support Systems – IAD Manual of Operations
d. Does the Annual Report contain a statement from the Board of Directors or Audit Committee commenting on the adequacy of the GOCC’s internal controls/risk management systems? Y Internal Audit Procedure & OFFICE ORDER 2019-288 -Review of Key Processes and Performance in the Operating & Support Systems – IAD Manual of Operations
28. Do different persons assume the roles of Chairman and CEO? Y mwss.gov.ph/transparency-seal-2/
29. Board of Directors Development
a. Does the GOCC have orientation programmes for new Directors? Y Orientation Program on Corporate Governance
b. Does the GOCC have a policy that encourages Directors/Commissioners to attend ongoing or continuous professional education programmes? N
c. Did all Appointive Directors attend at least 1 training for the calendar year? Y Leadership Training on October 8-9, 2019 & Rules on Parliamentary Procedures
30. Board Appraisal
a. Is an annual performance assessment conducted of the Board of Directors? N
b. Does the GOCC disclose the process followed in conducting the Board assessment? N
c. Does the GOCC disclose the criteria used in the Board assessment? N
31. Committee Appraisal
a. Is an annual performance assessment conducted of the Board of Directors Committees? N
BONUS
STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS
1. Does the GOCC practice Global Reporting lndex (GRl) on its annual reports? N
DISCLOSURE AND TRANSPARENCY
2. Quality of Annual Report
1. Are the audited annual financial report/statement released within 30 days upon the receipt from COA? Y 2019 Audited Financial Report

PENALTY
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD
1. Are there members of the Board of Directors who hold more than five (5) N
positions in GOCCs and PLCs?
2. ls there non-compliance with Good Governance Conditions? None