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  • NSAI recognises clients hard work in achieving certification to world class business Standards in a difficult trading year
  • Most popular certification amongst organisations is ISO 9001 in Quality Management

Organisations across Ireland, 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 so far in 2021.

All the businesses and bodies that achieved certification were independently audited by NSAI Auditors 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, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management and Energy Management.

The organisations have been recognised for their achievements by the Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD. who said, “I want to congratulate every organisation and their teams locally for the enormous effort they put in to achieve certification to world class business standards.  Their successes will pay huge dividends in terms of improved efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction for their organisations.”

He added that, “They join a growing number of like-minded businesses and public bodies in Ireland who benefit from certification to International Standards, such as enhanced business performance, strengthened resilience and greater environmental sustainability.”

NSAI Chief Executive Geraldine Larkin said, “Achieving certification to world class business standards can benefit business in a variety of ways.

“Certification can grow an organisation’s knowledge and skills across a wide range of areas, boosting efficiency and helping to mitigate risk.

“I am delighted to see the high level of commitment shown by the companies and organisations who have been certified. I want to acknowledge the huge effort, particularly this year, when many of our audits had to be conducted online.

“It is very encouraging to see so many companies across the country are committed to working towards best practice. They continue to demonstrate that Irish based companies can compete at the highest level,” she added.

The standards awarded to companies so far in 2021 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

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About NSAI

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.