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Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS), one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, has successfully been approved for continuation of the ISO27001 accreditation following a surveillance audit. This accreditation has now been held for 10 years, with the ISO9001 accreditation held for the past 15 years.
The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) is a global body that collects and manages various standards for different disciplines. The ISO27001 standard is designed to function as a framework for an organisation’s information security management system (ISMS). This includes all policies and processes relevant to how data is controlled and used. ISO27001 does not mandate specific tools, solutions, or methods, but instead functions as a compliance checklist.
CSS were the first surveying business within the industry to acquire this accreditation just over 10 years ago and has held it ever since.
Kharla Mullen, Chief Operating Officer at Countrywide Surveying Services, commented:
“Retaining this accreditation through the validation of an independent auditor continues to demonstrate the strength of our values when it comes to ensuring that our customers and business are as safe and secure as possible. We are extremely proud to have held this accreditation for such a long period in such an unpredictable and ever-changing world and we will continue to work hard to maintain these standards.”
Ambi Silk, Assurance Director and ISMS lead at Countrywide Surveying Services added:
“I am proud to have maintained our longstanding ISO certifications. As a business, we take the protection of customer data extremely seriously and we are constantly striving to improve our processes to make them more efficient and effective whilst also meeting our customer’s expectations. Key to this is a great team of people who carry out their roles expertly and who support each other whenever called upon.”