Oxford College of Business (OCB) one of Sri Lanka’s premier business schools, proudly announced it has earned ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Certification from TUV SUD Germany, an internationally accredited firm for management system standards. The certification is the most widely accepted international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). The successful award of the ISO 14001:2004 certification further solidifies OCB’s commitment to develop a sustainable environment for its post-graduate and undergraduate students, reduce and recycle waste, and efficiently use its energy resources.
A Business School with dual international certifications
Oxford College of Business is now the only education provider in Sri Lanka that hold dual ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, offering its customers top quality education of the highest quality and environmental standards. “Oxford College of Business continues to take a leadership role in initiating policies and practices that ensure the Business School provides educational services as a global, corporate environmental citizen by complying with internationally recognized and accepted recyclability practices,” said the course director of Oxford College of Business. Oxford College of Business has also implemented various sustainability initiatives; among them, “OXFORD THINKS GREEN” program, developed to help all employees and students at OCB to meaningfully engage with and positively influence its environmental and recyclability goals and objectives.
“We are very proud of our team for achieving dual ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications,” said Chairman of Oxford College of Business. “Education at Oxford College of Business has always been known for their high levels of quality and proven academic performance by our students at the professional, academic and post-graduate level. We are excited to now be recognized as offering the highest level of sustainability to our existing and prospective customers, while adhering to stringent environmental practices that support the local facilities and related communities in which we operate.”
ISO 14001 is the international gold standard for environmental management. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, promotes the development and implementation of voluntary international standards for an environmental management system (EMS). A facility receiving ISO certification has implemented an EMS that includes formalized practices to protect the environment, including manure handling, waste treatment systems, water conservation, sanitation and good housekeeping practices. OCB’s commitment to ISO certification began in 2012 when Oxford College of Business started voluntarily implementing a comprehensive EMS on-campus. Today Oxford College of Business is proud to be regarded as the 1st educational provider in the country to receive ISO certification of its Environmental Management System (EMS). The managing directors at Oxford College of Business also goes on to state that “our commitment to the environment will also be inculcated on to our students, who will know the importance of preserving the environment they live in. This is an important part of our mission in producing fully rounded business individuals who will take the environment into consideration when they make decisions in their own organizations.”
Delivering Educational Excellence in the field of Business Education
Recently Oxford College of Business was also recognized as the 2nd runner-up among all small business entities in Sri Lanka, when they won the bronze award at the National Business Excellence Awards 2013 awarded by the National Chamber of Commerce (NCCSL). All undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at Oxford College of Business are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. Over the past 10 years Oxford College of Business has produced world prize winners at all foreign affiliated programs offered. The academic excellence Oxford College of Business boasts of is unparallel and unmatched by any other private higher education provider in the country. Some of the notable academic achievements Oxford College of Business include:
- Produced 12 World Prize winners and 1 President Prize winner for ABE (UK)
- Produced 6 grade A’s at the final year of the BBA awarded at Heriot Watt University 2012/2013 (This is a level of achievement, less than 3% of all graduates have achieved to date)
- Produced a BBA (final year) Business Management Prize from Heriot Watt University 2012/2013
- Produced two AIB Chairman’s Award Winners, where two graduates from Oxford College of Business took top place over MBA graduates across 13 other countries worldwide in 2011/2012.
“Student success is at the heart of our dynamic approach to graduate education. Looking at business decisions in a new way, spotting trends before they are recognized as the next big thing, seeing situations from a global perspective, asking the right questions, being an innovator are some of the skills we train our students to develop. Furthermore the esteemed faculty members at Oxford College of Business are the epitome of thought leaders – using their extraordinary local and global business expertise to share insight, theory and solutions with the business community are the main reasons that Oxford College of Business has produced such academic excellence over the past years,” says the Head of Academic at Oxford College of Business. For more information call – 0114718711/12 or visit www.ocbsrilanka.com