ISO 9001 which gives the requirements for quality management systems, is now firmly established as the globally implemented standard for providing assurance about the ability to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships.
ISO 14001 which gives the requirements for environmental management systems, confirms its global relevance for organizations wishing to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.
ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.
IATF 16949 is an international standard aiming to the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
ISO 13485 is an ISO standard, published in 2003, that represents the requirements for a comprehensive management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
ISO/IEC 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
ISO 22000 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection.
“Good manufacturing practice” or “GMP”
“Good manufacturing practice” or “GMP” is part of a quality system covering the manufacture and testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, diagnostics, foods, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices. GMPs are guidelines that outline the aspects of production and testing that can impact the quality of a product. Many countries have legislated that pharmaceutical and medical device companies must follow GMP procedures, and have created their own GMP guidelines that correspond with their legislation.
ISO/IEC 27001 covers all types of organizations (e.g. commercial enterprises, government agencies, not-for profit organizations). ISO/IEC 27001:2005 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented Information Security Management System within the context of the organization’s overall business risks. It specifies requirements for the implementation of security controls customized to the needs of individual organizations or parts thereof.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. Its main tools for achieving this are standard setting, independent certification and labeling of forest products. This offers customers around the world the ability to choose products from socially and environmentally responsible forestry.
Green Gold Label (GGL)
The Green Gold Label (GGL) certification is a way of ensuring that the biomass used for bioenergy and biobased products is produced, processed, and transported in a sustainable manner. In short, it is an international certification programme for sustainable biomass.
GGL was established in 2002 and is owned by the Green Gold Label Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. GGL covers the complete supply chain from production, processing, transport to final use for bioenergy and biobased applications. The scope includes woody, agri-residue and waste wood biomass, as well as bioliquids.
GGL certification can help biomass producers, traders, and users to demonstrate their compliance with various sustainability criteria and regulations. For example, GGL certification can help to meet the requirements of the European Union Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), which sets mandatory sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids used in the EU. GGL certification can also help to access new markets and customers who value sustainability.
Good Distribution Practice For Medical Devices (GDPMD)
The Good Distribution Practice for Medical Devices (GDPMD) applies to all companies carrying out activities, as stated in the Medical Devices Act 2012 (Act 737). The companies involved in the supply chain of medical devices must establish, implement and maintain a quality management system.
The certification ensures an establishment’s ability to maintain the quality, safety and performance of medical devices in its custody. The standard involves parties such as representatives of foreign manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices in Malaysia.
Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO)
The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard has been made mandatory by the end 2019. The mandatory timeline comprise of three stages. Plantation industries that already have the RSPO certification is by Dec 31, 2018 and those without certification is by June 30,2019 while smallholders by Dec 31,2019.
The MSPO standard is aligns the management of palm oil production with many existing national laws and regulations. In the context of palm oil sustainability, the similar type of scheme been implemented are Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO).