WCS Malaysia is an Accredited Certification Body by Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM, National Accreditation Body Malaysia). We are also able to provide UKAS-accredited certificates, as WCS Malaysia is an authorized representative of World Certification Services Ltd in United Kingdom.
Both DSM and UKAS are the members to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is a global association of Accreditation Bodies, Certification Body Associations and other organisations involved in conformity assessment activities in a variety of fields including management systems, products and personnel.
The purpose of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA), is to ensure mutual recognition of accredited certification between signatories to the MLA, and subsequently acceptance of accredited certification in many markets based on one accreditation. Accreditation and the IAF MLA help regulators meet their own legislated responsibilities by providing a globally recognised system to accept accredited certification.
Accreditation is the independent evaluation of certification bodies against the standard ISO/IEC 17021: (Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems) to ensure their impartiality, competence and consistency. The standard sets out the principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of bodies providing audit and certification of management systems services.
Third party management systems certification is a frequently specified requirement to operate in the global market place. It can demonstrate compliance to a standard, a code of practice or regulatory requirements. It can also deliver internal business improvement.
Selecting the right organisation to carry out your certification can be fraught with unknowns. Choosing a certification body that has been accredited by an accreditation body that is a signatory to the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) has proved that it complies with best practice. It is competent to deliver a consistently reliable and impartial service which meets the appropriate, internationally-recognised standard.
In many countries, accreditation is not mandatory. However, selecting an accredited organisation to certify your management system means you have been assured that the following factors have been in good control:
There are many reasons why you should use the services of an accredited certification body:
To find out an accredited certificate, browse through the IAF Cert Search via the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) website at www.iafcertsearch.org.