LAHORE  - The local industry is not picking up pace, as half of the manufacturing units are not complying with international standards.

Addressing an award ceremony, TUV Austria Business Assurance GM Atif Hameed stressed the need for standardization in local industry for rapid economic growth.

He said that the TUV Austria Bureau of Inspection & Certification, formerly the Moody International, has awarded the Presson Descon International (PDIL) with ISO 14001:2004 Certification under Environmental Management System for attaining level of minimum waste management, lowering distribution cost and becoming energy efficient.

A ceremony to award ISO 14001 certification to the PDIL was held at the Pakistan office of TUV Austria. General Manager Business Assurance, Atif Hameed presented this standardization award to the PDIL management. The Business Assurance GM said that TUV Austria has a reputation of providing Technical Trainings, ISO Certifications, Third Party Inspection Services, Risk Based Inspection, Process Safety, Project Management and Construction Supervision to a wide range of industries globally for over a century.

TUV Austria has recently acquired Moody International (Pvt.) Ltd Pakistan to register the presence of TUV Austria in this important region.

Atif said that benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 include reduced cost of waste management, savings in consumption of energy and materials, lower distribution costs & improved corporate image and addressing environmental hazards among regulators, customers and the public. He also added that TUV Austria has certified more than 120 companies against Environmental Management System in Pakistan. The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies looking to control their environmental impact and constantly improve their performance. ISO 14001:2004 maps out a framework that an organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.

It is to be noted that PDIL is an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning company; recognized as a committed service provider by the exploration & production companies.