25 organisations from the private, public and SME sectors gathered today at the Dublin office of NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland), an Agency of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, for a special ceremony marking their achievement in becoming certified to world class business standards.
All the organisations that achieved certification were independently audited by NSAI Certification Officers to ensure they complied with the international standards.
They join an elite group of over 4,000 organisations who are currently NSAI-certified in a variety of areas such as Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and Energy Management.
The organisations honoured at the NSAI ceremony have offices or facilities in 8 different counties and were presented with their certificates by the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD.
To stay competitive, it is critical that Irish companies continue to look at all ways through which their businesses can improve. In this context, the pursuit of world class business standards offers a valuable form of competitive advantage.Pat Breen TD Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection
Many of the companies gathered here today are being certified to one, two or in some cases, to three standards and I am delighted to see this type of commitment. You can see the real difference standards have made to your business.Geraldine Larkin NSAI Chief Executive
Organisations can contribute their knowledge, ideas and help build the standards of the future by becoming involved with standards development. Become a member of a volunteer committee, comment on or view a draft standard on our website.
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