Friday, 24 October 2008

Malaysian Companies Will Gain With BSI Global Certification

October 24, 2008

Malaysian Companies Will Gain With BSI Global Certification

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- Malaysian companies will gain in international trade, as well as inspire confidence from customers with a certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI) Management Systems, says BSI Management Systems managing director (Asia Pacific) Alwi Hafiz.

Looking at a growing demand in Malaysia, he said BSI would be able to offer its services such as providing assessment, certification and training services in all sectors in Malaysia.BSI is a global certification body and one of the leading international service providers of management systems registration based in United Kingdom.

Among the sectors that can gain with the certification are business, food, health, information technologies and plantation companies, Alwi Hafiz told reporters after the official launch of BSI Management Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd here on Friday.

It was officiated by Boyd McCleary, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia.The opening of BSI Management Systems new office in Malaysia demonstrates its commitment to the Malaysian industry and the company's growing base of local and international clients in Malaysia, Alwi Hafiz said.

BSI has certified several plantations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.Recently, Sime Darby obtained the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (RSPO) from BSI.Meanwhile, Boyd McCleary said the opening of BSI new office in Malaysia will accelerate the alignment of national standards to international standards in the country.

Malaysia remains an attractive location for British trade and investment. Close historical and educational ties, a familiar commercial and legal framework and the widespread use of English have all facilitated the process, he said.-- BERNAMA