Accreditation of Certification Bodies under MSPO Certification Scheme
Date: 3 January 2017
The Accreditation of Certification Bodies (ACB) program under the MSPO Certification Scheme was officially launched on 1 June 2016 by the Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia).
Under this ACB program, all existing Certification Bodies who have issued valid MSPO certificates are required to transition over to the ACB-MSPO accreditation program by the end of June 2017.
MPOCC is pleased to confirm that as of December 2016, six (6) Malaysian-based Certification Bodies have applied to Standards Malaysia for accreditation. Certification Bodies who have issued valid MSPO certificates must submit their accreditation application to Standards Malaysia by 30 June 2017, if they wish to continue to provide MSPO certification services to their existing and prospective clients. It is envisaged that accredited CBs under the MSPO Certification Scheme will be available starting February / March 2017.
Up until that time, Certification Bodies may continue to provide MSPO certification services provided they complete their requirements as per Standards Malaysia's rules.
New Certification Bodies wishing to certify entities under the MSPO Certification Scheme are requested to contact Standards Malaysia or MPOCC for further information.
Contact details of Standards Malaysia (Accreditation Section):
Name: Nurul 'Aini bt Hashim
Tel: 03-8319 1775
Contact details of MPOCC:
Name: Tan Kai Yuuen
Tel: 03-2181 0192