ISO 27001:2013 Certification

8 May 2019

We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification, the international standard which outlines best practices in information security management systems.

The extensive audit, which took place in April, was carried out by ACM Limited, an internationally focussed certification business which services thousands of clients in more than twenty countries around the world. The objective of the audit was to confirm that the management system had been established and implemented in accordance with the requirements of the audit standard and applicable legislation. Following the process, the audit team concluded that we have completely established our management system in line with the requirements of the standard.

ISO 27001 certification is one of the most widely recognised and internationally accepted information security standards. In order to receive the accreditation, we were required to satisfy the auditors from ACM Limited that the business is both systematic and rigorous in its approach to managing all sensitive company and customer information. We were also required to demonstrate that good processes are in place to help avoid any mistakes which may lead to security issues.

We appreciate that ISO 27001 is one of the most respected and widely recognised security standards worldwide, so this certification is a huge boost to the whole company, reinforcing our commitment to providing our customers and other stakeholders with the highest level of information security management.

ISO 27001 will help us keep all our information assets secure, such as financial information, intellectual property and employee details. By implementing a framework of policies and procedures, we will be able to minimise the risk of a security breach, which, in turn, will lead to increased business confidence and resilience.

In conjunction with the ISO 27001 audit, other accreditations previously awarded to LARS were also reassessed. These included ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, and no non-conformities were recorded.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone at LARS for their hard work in making this possible. By putting in place and following the necessary steps to comply with ISO 27001, we can offer assurances to clients and suppliers that we have a robust information management security system in place, a system which applies not just to our IT, but to every aspect of our business.

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