Weekly Roundup of Client Successes: Shangri-La, Harwich Haven Authority, and more choose LRQA for their assurance services

Achieving certification to some of the world’s most widely-recognised international management system standards requires strategic planning, a strong internal team effort, coupled with a close working relationship with an independent and recognised provider of professional assurance services such as LRQA.

These are just some of our clients whose achievements headlined last week:

Harwich Haven Authority first among more than 100 UK “trust ports” to achieve ISO 14001:2015 (environmental) certification

Neil Glendinning, CEO of Harwich Haven Authority, said, “We work within a highly regulated industry and achieving ISO 14001:2015 supports us to both achieve our objectives and continually improve the way we operate.  Throughout the certification process we were supported by the LRQA who supplied clear, easy to understand collateral and were always available to answer questions.”  Read more about it here.

Personal data management technology provider MyLife Digital gets certified to ISO 27001 (information security)

John Hall, CEO of MyLife Digital, said, “The decision to undertake ISO 27001 certification was very simple: it is widely acknowledged as the solid foundation expected of any credible organisation entrusted with keeping data secure.  At the same time, it was never solely about successful certification.  It was about strengthening our growing business and its activities, to provide the levels of resilience, confidence and trust expected by those customers who use our services.  ISO 27001 certification is a fantastic achievement for our whole team and our approach to risk management has now become part of our business fabric.”  Read more about it here.

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) becomes first university in Middle East and Africa region to achieve ISO 22301 (business continuity) certification

The university was also awarded the Record of Verification to ISO 29990 for Learning Services Providers following an external audit by LRQA.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, said, “The certifications are the latest addition to the string of awards and recognitions HBMSU continues to receive from internationally-accredited organizations.  HBMSU is the only smart learning institution in the Arab World and among the few leading institutions worldwide to be ISO 22301 certified.  We remain steadfast to offer our learners a safe learning environment by keeping the university at par with the best international practices to produce world-class learners to be our ambassadors who will make the UAE among the best countries in the world.”  Read more about it here.

Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya the first hotel in East Java to be ISO 22000:2005 (food safety) certified

Sigi Bierbaumer, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya, said, “I would like to thank our team members from the Shangri-La Food Safety Management System, the trained auditors and all food handlers for their hard work and patience in obtaining this outstanding achievement.”  Read more about it here.

Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V. achieves ISO 9001:2015 (quality) certification

A company spokesperson said, “The ISO 9001:2015 management system helps to continuously improve our quality and increase the satisfaction of our customers. In addition, the process validation shows that our risk-based gas measurements and de-gassing meet legal health and safety requirements.”  Read the Dutch language article here.

With all the major international standards and schemes being revised, LRQA is at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of assessment services as well public and in-house training courses, all aimed at helping to ensure that organisations worldwide have a smooth transition to the new standards.

For more information, email lrqa-mea@lr.org.