Social accountability – Requirements

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Social accountability – Requirements
Commenting Period
27 September 2021 – 26 October 2021
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This standard was developed with the following objectives:

1. as a basis to carry out training, consultancy and auditing for Malaysian-based employers; and
2. as a referral point for all the relevant parties related on labour requirements, employment right, welfare and safe work environments.

This standard specifies requirements for a social accountability when an organisation:

a. needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet organisation’s endeavors, procedures, and code of conduct regarding social accountability and its impact on society;
b. aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective assessment of how well the organisation is achieving its goals or benchmarks for social accountability; and
c. aims to strike a balance between profitability and social accountability.

All the requirements of this standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organisation, regardless of its type or size, or geographic location or industry sector.

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for office buildings

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Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for office buildings
Commenting Period
13 September 2021 – 13 October 2021
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Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) plays an important role in the health and comfort of building occupants. Good indoor air quality can lead to improved productivity at the workplace, while poor indoor air quality will reduce productivity due to discomfort and illness. Consequences of poor indoor environmental quality have long been recognised as sick building syndrome and implicate life threatening risks. The ultimate success or failure of a project rests on its IEQ. Without proper design, construction, operation and maintenance, buildings can quickly become a source of distraction, discomfort and even illness. Effective management of the IEQ in buildings with an appreciation of the importance of providing high-quality interior environments for all users are essential to the maintenance of occupant health, comfort results in higher satisfaction and productivity. Understanding the indoor environmental sources and influences and controlling them can often help prevent or resolve building-related worker symptoms.

Scope: This standard specifies the requirements of air-conditioned office buildings to achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) that includes the indoor air quality, acoustic comfort, thermal comfort, visual comfort, safety and health, housekeeping, and assessments. It is applicable for new and existing building projects in all phases, i.e. design, construction, and operation and maintenance.

Criteria for Good Design

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Criteria for Good Design
Commenting Period
8 September 2021 – 7 October 2021
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This standard sets out the attributes of Good Design. It is intended to provide a useful strategic framework for individuals, businesses, institutions, organisations with an interest in creating Good Design. This standard is directly intended for the industrial design with its segments and manufacturing industries with specific involvement in design and development. This standard is not applicable to intangible digital programming and web based communication design.

This standard was developed with the following objectives:
a) bringing the criteria for Good Design together in one place and communicating these as widely as possible across the design and manufacturing industries, the government as well as education sectors;
b) establishing a framework for the evaluation of Good Design;
c) developing a guidance document for those involved in design disciplines; and
d) as the basis for recognition / the certification of Good Design.

Code of good aquaculture practices for marine shrimp farming

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Code of good aquaculture practices for marine shrimp farming
Commenting Period
30 August 2021 – 30 September 2021
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This code of good aquaculture practices for marine shrimp farming is aimed to promote the aquaculture industry so that the registered farms with the Department of Fisheries can operate the good management practices and successfully obtain MyGAP certification (Malaysian Good Agricultural Practices). Additionally, this will ensure that the activities in these farms can be monitored under Department of Fisheries official control programmes. The adoption of this good practices will not only ensure the quality and safety of the shrimp produce for human consumption but also to ensure the shrimp farming is conducted in socially responsible manner and promote the sustainability of the industry. This good practices also takes into account the welfare of the company’s workers including their health, to ensure that their workers are free from diseases that can bring pollution to the shrimp produce.

This good practices is intended to address the generally recognised key elements in the marine shrimp farming and handling of shrimps in order to ensure food safety along the processing environment and operation up to the point of delivery. This standard prescribes code of good aquaculture practices for sustainable marine shrimp farming to ensure shrimp produce that are safe, disease free and of good quality. This standard covering from site selection until post-harvesting practices (delivery point) however it does not include activities such as processing, distribution, and retailing. Marine shrimp species covered in this standard is shrimp in the family of Penaeidae such as black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), and white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei).

Recycled goods – Principles and requirements

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Recycled goods – Principles and requirements
Commenting Period
23 August 2021 – 22 September 2021
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This standard was developed with the following objectives:

1. to provide common and structured understanding on recycling;
2. to specify the principles and requirements for claims on recycled goods; and
3. to address safety, quality, and environmental requirements of recycled goods.

This standard specifies the principles and requirements for goods made from recycled resources based on life cycle perspective and to be claimed as recycled goods. It is intended to ensure consistency of the recycling requirements for safety, quality and environmental requirements of recycled goods.

Guidelines for innovation through regulatory sandbox

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Guidelines for innovation through regulatory sandbox
Commenting Period
6 August 2021 – 13 September 2021
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This standard was developed with the objectives to provide understanding on the frameworks and principle of innovation through regulatory sandbox, to provide guidance to organisation in undertaking innovation through regulatory sandbox and to provide reference to any implementing agency in executing regulatory sandbox.

This standard is intended to be used by the regulators, innovators either from public and private sectors, institutions of higher learning, research institutions, industry-specific research organisations and any other interested organisations, regardless of sector, size or type, aiming to test new technologies and solutions in a safe and conducive space, to effectively bring new or improved technologies and solutions to market through the application of a structured and systematic process approach.

This standard allows the innovators to consider elements of the regulatory sandbox process in an overall business context, typically how they should be developed to maximise the benefit to the organisation.