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Written by Gertjan Kampman
Posted on 09/09/2019

Graydon’s efforts rewarded with ISO Certificate

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Graydon Belgium, Graydon Netherlands and Graydon UK have recently been awarded the ISO27001 certificate. In the Netherlands, the existing ISO9001 certificate was also extended for a further 3 years. The certificates strengthen Graydon’s reputation as a reliable business partner and pave the way for new commercial opportunities.

Why ISO?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the standard for companies that are taking all possible measures in the areas of risk and process management to protect themselves, their clients and their employees. In order to get the ISO certificate, the structures and processes within our business have been assessed and thereby, efficiency improves, which makes it an ideal management tool for optimisation. If a business is awarded an ISO Certificate, this offers advantages both internally (in terms of improving standards) and externally (for commercial purposes).

What is ISO exactly?

ISO creates standards for businesses and ensures that their products and services comply with sectoral norms. Businesses are assessed through audits, which determines whether a business deserves to be awarded an ISO certificate or not.

  • ISO27001 is a standard for risk management pertaining to information storage that enjoys worldwide recognition. By having the ISO27001 certificate, Graydon shows its clients and other stakeholders that it ensures the security of information.
  • ISO9001 is an international standard for quality management systems. It ensures continuous quality improvement and shows that Graydon is capable of consistently supplying products and services that comply with both the customer’s expectations and applicable laws and regulations.

Why is this important?

If a company is permitted to use the ISO label, it means it meets all requirements pertaining to privacy, data management, IT risk management, and general compliance.

After assessment, it has been demonstrated that Graydon has met all requirements. This approval is of great value. After all, it shows objectively that Graydon is reliable and operates in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Given the international recognition of ISO and the increasing demand for it in the marketplace, this certification offers us the opportunity to approach new prospects. Clients and prospects increasingly demand excellent IT security, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

These ISO certificates are a new milestone for our business and reinforce our ambitions for growth.