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MSPO Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

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MSPO Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

MSPO Being the second largest producer of palm oil in the world, it is only natural for Malaysia to be under the radar of environmentalists and green campaigners regarding the production of palm oil in a sustainable manner. The MSPO Certification Scheme is the national scheme that has been developed to provide assurance that the management of oil palm cultivation and production of palm oil and palm oil products in Malaysia are carried out in a responsible manner, and are not limited to just applying the standard good agricultural practices. The MSPO Certification Scheme also ensures that people who work in plantations, smallholdings and palm oil processing facilities...

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BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative

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BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative

The Business Social Compliance Initiative is a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in factories and farms worldwide. BSCI unites more than 1,300 companies around a development-oriented system applicable to all sectors and sourcing countries. BSCI was launched in 2003 as an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in response to the increasing business demand for transparent and improved working conditions in the global supply chain.   BSCI’s 11 Principles of the Code of Conduct The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Fair Remuneration Occupational Health and Safety Special...

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Integrated Management Systems (IMS)

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Integrated Management Systems (IMS)

An integrated management system (IMS) would means combination ofthe organization’s various components into one system for easier management and operations. Example Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health and Safety management systems can be combined and managed as an Integrated Management System, or Quality with Food Safety Management System and so on. Integrated Management Systems is not separate systems that are just joined together, rather they are integrated where similar processes are seamlessly managed and implemented to avoid duplication. Benefits of the Integrated Management System (IMS) Improve organization’s performance Improve operational efficiency...

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ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Industry Quality Management Systems

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ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Industry Quality Management Systems

ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.   ISO/TS 16949 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.   Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design centres, corporate headquarters and distribution centres), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949.   ISO/TS 16949 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain....

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ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Awareness

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ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Awareness

ISO 45001:2018 replaces OHSAS 18001:2007 as the globally recognized occupational health and safety management system certification standard. While it is similar to OHSAS 18001, the new ISO 45001 standard adopts the Annex SL top-level framework of all new and revised ISO management system standards Transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 ISO 45001 is anticipated to replace OHSAS 18001 over three years following its publication. It uses the management system standard structure guideline Annex SL to allow for simplified integration with other management system standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. How to make the transition? Obtain a copy of ISO 45001:2018. Identify...

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British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard

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British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 has been developed to specify the food safety, quality and operational criteria required to be in place within a food manufacturing organization to fulfil obligations with regard to legal compliance and protection of the consumer. The format and content of the Standard is designed to allow an assessment of a company’s premises, operational systems and procedures by a competent third party, the certification body, against the requirements of the Standard. The latest issue of this BRC Global Standard focuses on: ensuring consistency of the audit process providing a Standard that is flexible enough...

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SEDEX Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

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SEDEX Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

SEDEX is a non-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Since 2004, over 30,000 organizations around the world have made this their platform of choice, making SEDEX the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, thus providing an innovative and effective supply chain management solution. SEDEX has 2 main aims: to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications to drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains. SEDEX requirements cover 4 core areas: Labour Standards Health and Safety The...

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ISO 50001 Energy Management System

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ISO 50001 Energy Management System

ISO 50001 Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001:2011 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). The standard provides a framework of requirements to increase the efficient use of energy and continually improve energy management. It can be implemented individually or integrated with other management system standards. The main requirements for Energy Management System consist of: 4.1   General requirements 4.2   Management responsibility 4.3   Energy policy 4.4   Energy Planning 4.5  ...

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ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

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ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

ISO 22000 was released on June 19 2018, applies the ISO High Level Structure (HLS), common for all ISO standards. ISO 22000:2018 can help organizations demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements. It can also better position organizations towards seeking certification or registration of its FSMS by an external organization. Similarly, it is useful in making a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity. As it follows the same High Level Structure (HLS) structure as other widely applied ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it will be easier to integrate with other management systems. This document specifies...

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ISO 27001 Information Security Management System

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ISO 27001 Information Security Management System

ISO 27001 The new ISO 27001:2013 (released in September 2013) allows you to demonstrate to existing and potential customers, suppliers and shareholders the integrity of your data and systems and your commitment to information security. It also allows you to enforce information security and reduce the possible risk of fraud, information loss and disclosure. The standard is based on 7 major requirements, i.e. Clause 4: Context of the Organization Clause 5: Leadership Clause 6: Planning Clause 7: Support Clause 8: Operation Clause 9: Performance Evaluation Clause 10: Improvement Incorporating the new revision are improvements to the security controls to deal with current...

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ISO 20000 Information Technology Service Management System

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ISO 20000 Information Technology Service Management System

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 is an IT service management system (SMS) standard. It specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an SMS. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfil agreed service requirements, i.e. Clause 4: Service management system general requirements Clause 5: Design and transition of new or changed services Clause 6: Service delivery processes Clause 7: Relationship processes Clause 8: Resolution processes Clause 9: Control processes Benefits of ISO 20000 Compatible with ITIL to support continual improvement Develop IT...

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OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

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OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001 OHSAS 18001:2007 is the internationally recognised standard for occupational health and safety. It sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice. Implementation of the standard enables organizations of any size and nature to manage operational health and safety risks to its business activities as well as increasing productivity by proactively preventing injury and ill health. The main occupational health & safety management system requirements consist of: Clause 4.1: General requirements Clause 4.2: Occupational health & safety policy Clause 4.3: Planning Clause 4.4: Implementation and operation Clause...

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