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Two new major quality and security certification awards for PDMS
3 August, 2016
Following a successful audit by LRQA, PDMS is one of the first companies on the Isle of Man to achieve accredited certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management system, shortly after being awarded the UK Government’s new Cyber Essential Certificate of Compliance.
PDMS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two new major quality and security certifications. Following a successful audit by LRQA, PDMS is one of the first companies on the Isle of Man to achieve accredited certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. The local software company has also been awarded the UK Government’s new Cyber Essential Certificate of Compliance.
ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized standard for quality management systems, and its latest revision was published on 23 September 2015. The standard helps organizations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services. PDMS has held ISO 9001 certification for over 13 years, together with the ISO 27001 security and ISO 14001 environmental certifications.
According to Simon Edwards PDMS Quality and Standards Manager, the new 2015 version is the first major revision since 2008 and reflects changes in the business operating environment including increased globalisation and more complex supply chains. Simon commented “We are delighted to achieve the new standard and hot on the heels of the Cyber Essentials award. We have a well-established quality management system which has allowed us to meet all of the requirements of this new standard well in advance of the three year implementation time deadline”.
This award comes just a few weeks after PDMS announced that it has been awarded the UK Government’s new Cyber Essential Certificate of Compliance. Cyber Essentials is a new UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that guides businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats; allowing organisations to demonstrate to customers and partners that cyber security is taken seriously.
The Cyber Essentials scheme was introduced in June 2014 as part of a growing government interest in improving the state of the UK’s cybersecurity, and is now obligatory for all businesses bidding on sensitive data contracts. To achieve certification, PDMS has had to demonstrate that it meets the required standard of clarity on good basic cyber security practice.
Neal Kelly, PDMS Infrastructure & Facilities Manager commented; “The Cyber Essentials certificate, together with our existing ISO27001 certification, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to high-security standards for all customers, in both the public and private sector”.
PDMS Quality & Standards Manager, Simon Edwards and Infrastructure Manager, Neal Kelly.