- NSAI recognises clients hard work in achieving certification to world class business Standards in a difficult trading year
- Most popular certification amongst companies is international ISO Standard in Quality Management Systems
- Collen Construction, Tipperary County Council, and Vodafone Ireland are among the organisations to be awarded certification
Hundreds of organisations from the private, public and SME sectors have been recognised by the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) for their achievement in becoming certified to world class business Standards in 2020.
All the businesses and bodies that achieved certification were independently audited by NSAI inspectors in order 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 have offices or facilities in 18 different counties and have been recognised for their achievements by the Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English T.D.
“These companies represent the vibrant and innovative business community that exists across Ireland today”, said Minister English.
“At a time of increased globalisation, it is essential for Irish industry to be as competitive as it can be. I want to congratulate every organisation for achieving certification to international standards, which will enable you to gain competitive advantage both at home and abroad” he added.
NSAI Chief Executive Geraldine Larkin said achieving certification to world class business standards can benefit business in a variety of ways.
“I am delighted to see the high level of commitment shown by the companies and organisations who have been certified. The road to certification is not an easy one, and I commend you for your efforts, particularly this year, when many of our audits had to be conducted online.
“It is encouraging to see so many companies that are committed to working towards best practice. You are demonstrating that Ireland is one of the best places in the world to do business and that Irish based companies can compete at the highest level,” she added.
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NSAI Press Officer, Deirdre Farrelly
t: +353 86 869 0774
Notes to the Editor
The standards awarded to companies in 2020 include:
- I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management System
- I.S. ISO 45001:2018: Occupational Health and Safety Management System
- I.S. EN ISO 14001:2015: Environmental Management System
- I.S. EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017: Information Security Management System
NSAI is Ireland’s official standards and measurement body. Its aim is to inspire consumer confidence and create the infrastructure for products and services to be recognized and relied on, all over the world.
NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is Ireland’s official standards body. It is responsible for standardization, conformity assessment and measurement. Where a standard already exists, NSAI works with organisations and businesses to help them apply it. Where a standard may be needed, NSAI will work with relevant parties at national or international level to create and develop the appropriate standard. NSAI improves the performance of organisations and protects consumers through the setting of standards and issuing of certification in the quality and safety of goods and services.