Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA)
STANDARD MALAYSIA, as the national Accreditation Body (AB), provides accreditation services to Certification Bodies (CBs) for recognition on technical competency and quality assurance.
Responsibilities of accreditation body
- Accrediting CBs to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021:2011, MS ISO/IEC Guide 65:2000 or PEFC ST 2003:2012 and specifying other requirements for CBs
- Ensuring that the auditors of the accredited CBs satisfy the requirements of the MTCS with regard to their knowledge and experience related to forest management certification or chain of custody certification
- Establishing procedures to deal with complaints and appeals regarding the accreditation decision