Ipsos MORI has become the first research agency in the country to achieve registration to the international standard for information security - ISO 27001:2005. This is the latest of three firsts demonstrating Ipsos MORI's commitment to corporate responsibility. These are: being the first agency to become a Market Research Society Company Partner; being the first agency in the world to be accredited to ISO 20252, the international standard for market research; and being the first agency to be registered to ISO 27001.
Mike Everett, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, said: "Our clients and our respondents demand that we abide by the highest levels of information security. I am delighted that our processes have passed such a rigorous external audit."
Rowland Lloyd, Operations & Quality Director, said: "This is independent recognition that the way we operate meets the most stringent Information security requirements. We are proud to lead the industry in this area of corporate responsibility and will work hard to ensure we continue to do so. Our track record of three firsts sends a strong signal to clients and staff "
Notes to editors
- The International Standard for Information Security, ISO 27001, was published in October 2005 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It replaces ISO 17799/BS 7799, the earlier versions of this standard. More information is available at http://www.27000.org/iso-27001.htm
- Ipsos MORI was registered to the standard on Friday 15 August 2008.
- The international process standard ISO 20252 was launched in spring 2006 to set out international requirements for carrying out market research. Ipsos MORI were acredited in June 2006.
- The MRS Company Partner scheme provides a formal contract between companies and the Market Research Society. This ensures that the organization and all staff are bound by the rules of the MRS Code of Conduct.
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