GeoPlace has achieved certification to two industry recognised and highly respected international standards, namely ISO9001 for Quality Management, and ISO/IEC27001 for Information Security. Certification of our management systems to these standards is part of GeoPlace's drive for quality, accuracy, and security for all the work we do.
GeoPlace operates a Quality Management System (QMS) which is certified and regularly audited by BSI Management Systems (BSI) to meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015. This system has been certified since 2008, and passed full recertification in November 2017, recertifying the system through to the start of 2021.
In addition GeoPlace also operates an Information Security Management System (ISMS) again regularly audited by BSI which meets the requirements of BS EN ISO 27001:2013. This system has been certified since October 2009, with our current certification running through to October 2022.
Whilst many organisations take the view that these standards either require unnecessary overheads or are too difficult to implement, GeoPlace's approach has been to take the key aspects of these standards and apply them intelligently so as to get the maximum benefit for our business. This pragmatic approach to implementing and managing both standards has provided many benefits across GeoPlace. By identifying common elements of both standards, our experience has allowed us to make optimum use of technology to streamline the operations of GeoPlace's business and avoid the often experienced overheads.
GeoPlace's management systems both apply to 'provision to the public and private sectors of information management and consultancy services, relating to address location information and street information'. GeoPlace's QMS and ISMS continue to be part of the on-going management of the business, centred on the definition and management of well-defined business processes.
The Management of GeoPlace LLP is committed to providing services that consistently meet the needs and expectations of both our clients and our staff.
Objectives and corresponding measures have been set for both Quality and Information Security, and have been established and are reviewed at all relevant areas and levels of the organisation. These objectives have been chosen to best benefit GeoPlace, our staff and our customers. These are reviewed for suitability at appropriate times, and have been designed to be measurable and consistent with policies communicated and understood throughout the organisation, and with the content of the standards themselves.
GeoPlace is certified as Cyber Essentials compliant
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations. The scheme's five security controls can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks - www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk.