Isuzu HICOM Malaysia receives ISO certifications

By CARSIFU | 15 October 2019

From left: IHM SHE Manager Mohd Romzi Mohd Aziz, Nakahigashi, IHM vice chief executive officer Tuan Haji Nik Mohd Zaidi Nik Mohd Zain and IMH HRA deputy general manager Datuk Rosmah Hj Hashim with ISO certifications.

PEKAN: Isuzu HICOM Malaysia Sdn Bhd (IHM), an associate company of DRB-HICOM Bhd, has been awarded the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management
System certifications.

IHM chief executive officer Taizo Nakahigashi said that it was important for the commercial vehicles manufacturer to receive the ISO 45001:2018 as it provides a testament of the company’s proactive efforts to improve its overall occupational health and safety performance in preventing injury and ill-health at the workplace, while protecting longevity.

“As a leader in the light, medium, as well as heavy-duty trucks, it is crucial for us to comply with all local and international regulatory requirements. Our effort towards operational improvements, leading to this certification showcases IHM’s commitment to protect our employees, customers, contractors and service providers from work-related accidents,” said Nakahigashi.

The awards are for its Pekan and Shah Alam branches which followed after the company implemented the Occupational Health and Safety Management System complying with ISO 45001:2018.

The certification covers the scope of:

a) Manufacture of pick-up and light duty, medium duty & heavy-duty trucks as well as bus chassis

b) Contract assembly of heavy & light-duty trucks, pick-up trucks, vans, four-wheel drivers and bus chassis for franchise holders.

Additionally, both branches were awarded the ISO14001: 2015 Environmental Management System certification for meeting environmental regulations standards set by ISO.

“This marks another milestone for us in meeting the environmental regulations and enhancing corporate environmental responsibility efforts. We are indeed honoured to be recognised as an automaker that continuously implements efforts to develop products and utilise processes that are more environmentally-friendly and sustainable,” added Nakahigashi.

IHM manufactures Isuzu commercial vehicles such as the N-Series light-duty trucks, F-series medium and heavy-duty trucks and D-Max pick-up trucks.

According to the Malaysian Automotive Association, Isuzu sold 4,135 units of commercial vehicles in Malaysia at the end of June this year and sold more than 11,000 units in 2018 alone.