Environmental technology has been identified as a major driver for green growth in Malaysia. The Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre, an agency under the Ministry of Environment and Water, seeks to identify green technologies that can be implemented in Malaysia.
This is a voluntary scheme administered by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, accredited by Standards Malaysia. They provide innovative solutions through testing, inspection and certification services to improve global competitiveness. The Eco-labelling scheme has been recognised as the National Ecolabelling Programme of Malaysia. Certification covers a range of areas.
The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) administers this voluntary certification scheme. Certification is possible by independent certification individuals or organisations. Two certifications are available – Certificate for forest management, and Chain of custody (CoC) certification. Certification is against Malaysian criteria and indicators of sustainable forestry management. Certificates are valid for 5 years. A register of certified forests and chain of custody are available on their website.
More info: MTCC – Malaysian Timber Certification Council
This is a mandatory label on energy products, administered Suruhanjaya Tenaga Energy Commission of Malaysia. An Energy Efficiency Label is required for the following products: television, refrigerator, domestic fan, air conditioner, and washing machine.