BERJAYA University College (BERJAYA UC) is the only local Malaysian institution of higher learning to be awarded not one but two international certifications in December 2018.
The OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification recognizes that the University College has put in place rigorous health and safety policy for employees, students and the public and has also adopted international best practice in relation to risk management.
The ISO 14001, developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation, specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS) and maps out frameworks that the University College follows to enhance its environmental performance: minimize environmental footprint, diminish the risk of pollution accident, provide operational improvements, ensure compliance with relevant environmental legislation and develop the business in a sustainable manner.
“As a tertiary institution, we are very conscious of minimizing our environmental footprint and developing business in a safe and sustainable manner for our staff and students. BERJAYA UC has also rolled out information programmes on health and safety which has been included in our Orientation programmes, information on environmental management have been incorporated into various areas of teaching and learning and green cleaning solutions are being used for our culinary and hospitality learning laboratories,” said Emeritus Professor Walter Wong, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of BERJAYA UC.
“I am proud that BERJAYA UC has worked hard and is committed to the highest standards in both these areas. I am delighted that the institution has received these international accreditations,” said Madam Mae Ho, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Higher Education Sdn Bhd. “Now we can declare to all our students and the public that BERJAYA UC is a safe institution to study and work,” Ho added.
BERJAYA UC is committed to sustainability within and around the campus in its continuous effort to make the world a better and greener place. By instilling sustainable practices into various aspects of the students’ learning experience and staff’s work experience, BERJAYA UC is nurturing a community of socially and environmentally responsible people for the future.
By achieving OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications, BERJAYA UC is setting a robust example for tertiary education institutions in relation to the impact on the environment. Certification to these standards now provides a platform to continuously improve on the standards BERJAYA UC has set.