Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM) became the first pharmaceutical company to obtain the renowned ‘Halal Malaysia' certification for its range of health supplements under the brands CHAMPS, Flavettes, Proviton and Naturalle in 1999. This accomplishment is certainly a significant milestone to be proud of as the Halal certification manifests the high safety, efficacy, quality and hygiene aspects of CCM's products.
As part of CCM core business values and the commitment towards enhancing quality of life, CCM provide products that are consistently of high standard and quality. Further to its vision and mission, CCM aspires to perform the fardh kifayah (collective obligation/duty) by making available Halal products to everyone worldwide.
CCM is the largest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) - Pharmaceutical certified manufacturer in Malaysia with an expanded range of Halal certified products of more than 100 including over-the-counter (OTC) products. Its business expansion over the past years have also allowed CCM to provide a wider range of health supplements under the brands Donna, Natberry, Chewies and many others.
CCM's serious commitment in advocating the Halal concept is applied consistently with its Chemicals Division becoming the first ISO certified chemical manufacturer to obtain the Halal certification in 2004 for its liquid Chlorine, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hypochlorite, Polyaluminium Chloride (PAC) and Ferric Chloride which are supplied to numerous industries like water treatment, oleochemicals (including edible oil), food and beverages in Malaysia and the international market. Recently in April 2010, additional products of Calcium Nitrate and Nitric Acid were also certified Halal by JAKIM.
Though currently Halal certification is not extended to the fertilizer products, CCM Fertilizers Division's products (which are mineral based) comply with the Halal standards of hygiene and quality and are safe for use as plant nutrients. CCM Fertilizers Division is the only compound fertilizer manufacturer in Malaysia to have received both SIRIM MS49 and MS ISO 9001 quality awards.
CCM intends to play an important role in developing the Halal Standards for its various manufactured products, collaborating closely with key Halal industry organisations such as JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia), HDC (Halal Industry Development Corporation), the Department of Standards Malaysia, SIRIM, World Halal Forum (WHF) and International Halal Integrity (IHI) Alliance. CCM believes that these standards will assist in alleviating the challenges that come with the expanding Halal industry albeit the different regulatory requirements in registering products in various countries.
With CCM Halal Policy as the guiding principle and the strong commitment from the top management via CCM Halal Council and its employees, CCM is focused towards strengthening its Halal integrity, together with continuous capacity building and intensive marketing activities to become the Halal Supplier of Choice worldwide.
CCM aspires to contribute significantly to the domestic and global Halal industries through its three Divisions by continually expanding its market presence which is currently in more than 30 countries.