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EMSA achieves ISO 9001 certification for all its activities

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EMSA is now ISO 9001 certified for all its activities, after an external audit of the Agency held on 6 and 7 December 2021.

ISO 9001 for Quality Management System (QMS) is the most widely used management system in the world, currently implemented by over a million organisations in approximately 170 countries. EMSA’s audit was conducted by the certification body TUV Rheinland Portugal.

EMSA is also in the course of certification for its Environmental Management System developed in line with the requirements of EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and ISO 14001 Standard for an environmental management system, expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.

In parallel with its QMS and EMS certification activities, the Agency is developing and implementing additional ISO Standards  supporting the , the Information Security Management System (ISO 27001 standard) for its ITC activities, as well as ISO 29993, for learning services outside formal education for the EMSA Academy.

Whilst the achievement of ISO 9001 certification represents another milestone in EMSA’s ambition to deliver exceptional services to its users and stakeholders, this is the first step towards implementation and certification of an Integrated Quality, Environment and IT Security Management System.