Celcom notches a global first ISO 18295-2:2017 certification
By Digital News Asia September 25, 2018
- Celcom Axiata first telecom company to join global pioneer batch of companies
- To ensure compliance internal audits to be carried every six months, on top of an external audit within 12 months from the date of certification
CELCOM Axiata Bhd has been certified as the first telecommunication operator globally under the ISO standard 18295-2:2017 which is a new international standard for contact centres. The certification has been conducted by the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) QAS International Sdn. Bhd.
On Sept 20, Celcom was certified by SIRIM QAS International for meeting the requirements of ISO 18295-2:2017 - Managing Customer Contact Centre Continuously Improving Customer Experience and Proactive Customer Servicing. Celcom was selected as the first telecom company globally and hence the first in Malaysia to join the global pioneer batch of companies to be ISO 18295-2:2017 certified.
Celcom Axiata Berhad chief executive officer Mohamad Idham Nawawi, said the ISO 18295-2:2017 certification is another important milestone for Celcom as it signifies the dedication of Celcom to create awesome experiences that goes beyond international recognition for its customers.
“Being recognised for implementing global Customer Contact standards as the first telecom company globally does not only show our zest for innovation in servicing customers better, but also our absolute willingness to be assessed against the best practices in the contact centre industry.
“We want our customers to stay with us for a lifetime, hence we take seriously in servicing them to the highest standard, for the best overall service experience.”
The international ISO standard 18295-2:2017 does audit and certify if best practices in customer servicing are applied along three main dimensions:
- Managing Customer Contact Centre (areas such as quality policies and monitoring of those)
- Improving Customer Experience (areas such as speed of resolution of service requests and complaints, approaches to improve customer experiences and close gaps)
- Proactive Customer Servicing (areas such as proactive notification of customers)
To ensure the continuity and compliance of the ISO 18295-2:2017 for Celcom’s Customer Contact Centre, Celcom’s Quality and Operations Department will perform internal audits every six months, on top of an external audit within 12 months from the date of certification. As a pioneer, Celcom has the unique opportunity to help shape the customer service industry with global standards and further provide positive customer experiences.
Celcom Axiata Berhad chief customer service and experience officer René Werner said that the new ISO standard is an expression of the dedication of the customer service team at Celcom to drive continuous improvement of the servicing experience for its end customers.
“With millions of customer interactions a year, it is important for us to adhere to the highest standards and strive towards our ambition of creating awesome moments for our customers in Malaysia. Our servicing team is passionate and fully committed to this mission and I am very thankful to the team for this great achievement leading the industry not only in Malaysia but internationally.”