Manateq has obtained ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System as part of efforts to provide safe and secure world-class industrial zones, warehousing, and logistics parks.
The certification was done by Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide.
Intertek certified Manateq as compliant with all of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification requirements — the international standard from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission.
Established by the ISO, the standard requires the certification of an organisation’s information security management controls for areas, such as data security and business continuity.
The certification extends to every level of an organisation’s IT infrastructure stack, including asset management, access control, human resource security, and application security.
Achieving the ISO 27001 standard certifies that Manateq has the requisite information security controls in place to protect client data. The certification is awarded only to those companies that can meet the standard as judged by an independent, qualified team of auditors.
“Obtaining ISO 27001 certification reflects Manteq’s commitment at all levels to provide services at par with highest international standards and practices and in line with the requirements of our valued customers, as well as that of regulatory and supervisory entities and stakeholders, in addition to the company’s commitment to continue developing its services and operations.
“By securing ISO 27001 certification for our information security management system, we are able to provide our clients with a higher degree of confidence in the stability of security around their data,” said Manateq CEO Fahad Rashid al-Kaabi.
He added: “We are trusted by our clients and with this certification, Manateq has shown its commitment to the highest levels of security, and demonstrated that is has all the necessary controls in place to ensure that this strict standard is met by its technology, people and processes.
“I feel extremely proud of Manateq on this unique and remarkable achievement. I would like to thank Intertek for its professionalism and support throughout the process. Intertek is an exceptional and strategic partner that helped us obtain this important ISO 27001 certification.”
Achieving the ISO/IEC 27001 standard involves a two-stage security audit, including an initial review of the company’s ISMS documentation, followed by an in-depth, formal compliance audit to assess the company’s ISMS implementation against the standard’s requirements. The company must complete regular follow-up audits to confirm that the organisation remains in compliance with the standard.
Manateq has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality in all facets of its operations by investing in the best quality management systems, people, and processes where it has been awarded earlier ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates for Manateq HSEMS after showing dedication to the highest standards of Health, Safety and Environment Management (HSEM).