Since 2008, the number of certificates issued for IS0 27001:2005 for information security management has increased by 800%. And the number of certificates issued for ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management has increased 300%.
The figures have been released as companies around the UK prepare to mark World Quality Day, an event aimed at promoting awareness of quality and to encourage individuals’ development and organisations’ prosperity.
John Pymer, managing director of Certification International, comments: “In an increasingly competitive market place, to be seen as a trusted organisation is critical. We believe this significant increase in demand for certification can be attributed to companies seeing the benefits of conforming to internationally recognised standards. Reducing a businesses’ impact on the environment is becoming ever more important. Being able to demonstrate commitment to environmental best practices is becoming more central to many companies business strategies. And as more confidential information is held by organisations they need to be able to show they have systems in place to handle it in the correct manner. By working in partnership with our clients we’ve been able to help more companies looking to implement operations which allow them to integrate these standards into their management systems.”
Certification International, a global organisation with 5,000 clients in 26 countries, provides assessment, analysis and certification to companies of all sizes and working in all sectors.