On December 12, 2018, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) had finally been awarded with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification by TÜV Rheinland for its provision of regular professional support to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in the governance, implementation and policy direction of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan by meeting extensive criteria for the standard setting out the requirements of a quality management system.