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April 2014

Software company, Achievers, becomes first in North America to attain CSA STAR Certification

Toronto, Canada – March 2014: BSI Group Canada Inc., today announced that Achievers, a leading provider of cloud-based employee software and services, is the first North American company to complete the certification process to Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification, a rigorous third party assessment of the security for a cloud service provider. 

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March 2014

Business leaders feel most threatened by IT hazards

Caversham, UK – 5 March 2014: A new report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with BSI, has revealed that IT-related threats are continuing to provide the greatest concern for organizations, ranking above other threats such as natural disasters, security incidents and industrial disputes.

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March 2014

BSI Canada announces 2013 Award of Excellence winners

Provance Technologies, Inc., and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., awarded for top single and multiple site implementation of Quality Management Systems in Canada

 

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January 2014

BSI Canada announces 2013 Award of Excellence nominees

Nominees demonstrate excellence in corporate culture and continual business improvement

 

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January 2014

BSI obtains global accreditation for Information Security Management Systems standard ISO 27001:2013

BSI, the business standards company, has received official accreditation status from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the new Information Security Management Systems Standard, ISO 27001:2013.

 

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September 2013

Next Generation information security management system standard arrives

The revised BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards have been published.

The standards which help businesses manage information security were first conceived at BSI, the business standards company, in the shape of BS 7799. The 2013 revision of the international standard will enable businesses of all sizes and sectors to accommodate the rapid evolution and increased complexity of managing information and the continual challenge that Cyber Security poses.

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September 2013

The Cloud Security Alliance and BSI Launch STAR Certification Program

Part II of the Open Certification Framework for Cloud Providers.

September 25, 2013 – Edinburgh, Scotland (CSA EMEA Congress) - The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and BSI, the business standards company, today announced the launch of the STAR Certification program, a rigorous third party independent assessment of the security of a cloud service provider.  The technology-neutral certification leverages the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 management system standard together with the CSA Cloud Control Matrix, a specified set of criteria that measures the capability levels of the cloud service.

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August 2013

Effective management system compliance with BSI Action Manager

Real-time visibility into the conformance process.

BSI releases its latest business improvement tool, BSI Action Manager – powered by Entropy™ Software, in seven countries among the Americas, the EU, and Asia. The BSI Action Manager tool enables organizations to capture, track, and maintain accurate, auditable non-conformance records across an organization – priced from as low as $100 per month for five user licenses.

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July 2013

CSA Group and BSI form global strategic alliance to offer combined services to the MEDTECH Industry

Frankfurt, July 31, 2013 – CSA Group, a leading global testing and certification organization, and BSI, the business standards company, have formed a strategic alliance for the provision of global market access solutions to clients in the electronic medical device sector (electro-medical). Through the alliance, CSA Group will certify and test electro-medical products to the applicable electrical standards for safety and performance.  BSI will provide conformity assessments to regulatory requirements in different regions worldwide (e.g. the European CE Mark) as well as certification to the international standard ISO 13485 (quality management system for medical devices).

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May 2013

Ten tips to successfully audit your internal business operations

(Globe and Mail, Toronto, May 31, 2013) With the year-end behind us, this is an opportune time for business owners to take stock of internal operations. Why bother? Because an internal analysis, among other things, can ultimately help set the organization up for success.

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May 2013

BSI strengthens position in Australia with acquisition of NCS International

BSI, the business standards company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of NCS International (NCSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia.  NCSI offers a variety of internationally recognized business verification, assessment and certification programs across industry sectors including food, health and services, mining and utilities.

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May 2013

BSI revenue jumps four per cent to $408.1 million for 2012

Increases in underlying revenue and profit for 13th consecutive year.

Growth was reported across all regions and all business streams as BSI again demonstrated its strength and depth across the organization.

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April 2013

What is Pecha Kucha ? A review of our Montreal Excellence Exchange Event (April, 2013)

WHAT IS A PECHA KUCHA? ( By Michael Bournazian, Eng, ASQ Montreal Chapter 401)

That was my first question when I received an invitation from BSI Canada to attend a free event this past April 11th here in Montreal.

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March 2013

8 Tips for Business Continuity Management

In light of Business Continuity Week, which just passed, the BSI Group, the business standards company, is urging organizations to take advantage of robust continuity strategies to create a strong foundation for growth.

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January 2013

Canadian technology company Redline Communications awarded for business excellence

Successful application of international standards help Redline Communications achieve record profits two years ahead of schedule earning them BSI Canada’s 2012’s Award of Excellence.

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January 2013

BSI wins continued commitment category at the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards

(JANUARY 2013) BSI has been named the winner of the Continued Commitment category at the prestigious Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2012, which took place at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Friday 18 January 2013.

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January 2013

65 per cent of firms fear a cyber attack in 2013 according to BCI research

TORONTO – January 23, 2013: A new survey published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with BSI has revealed that 65 per cent of organizations are extremely concerned or concerned about a cyber attack in 2013.  
The survey also reveals that 71 per cent see the use of the Internet for malicious attacks as a major trend that requires a business continuity response with 42 per cent seeking to manage the prevalence and high adoption of Internet-dependent services, such as the cloud, within their preparedness activities.

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December 2012

BSI helps Toshiba demonstrate sustainable business excellence by understanding the lifecycle impacts of its new products and technologies

BSI Japan has enabled technology giant Toshiba to demonstrate the sustainable credentials of its new eco-friendly multi-function printer, the “e-STUDIO 306LP MFP”, through the use of business standards.

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November 2012

BSI Canada announces 2012 Award of Excellence Nominees

(TORONTO – November 26, 2012) – BSI Group Canada Inc., a division of the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), has announced the top ten nominees for its 2012 BSI Award of Excellence.

Nominees demonstrate excellence in corporate culture and continual improvement in business

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October 2012

A ‘standard’ platform for innovation

Standardization is the key to unlocking the future of enterprise


Rarely a day goes by when the word ‘standards’ does not appear in the national news. And yet, as we approach World Standards Day 2012, some still resist the concept of standards being used as a platform to address headline issues such as encouraging women into senior management roles, managing business continuity and stimulating growth and innovation.

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September 2012

Cloud Security Alliance Annouces Open Certification Framework For Cloud Providers

Edinburgh (UK) – August 20, 2012 –The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announces additional details of its Open Certification Framework, and its partnership with BSI (British Standards Institution).  This partnership will ensure the Open Certification Framework is in line with international standards and is based upon a comprehensive certification process.

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September 2012

BSI demonstrates business excellence with global accreditation announcement

BSI’s global accreditation status has been reconfirmed for another four years following rigorous evaluation of its systems and procedures by ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board).

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September 2012

BSI Japan becomes first to offer accredited certification to ISO 22301

BSI Japan is pleased to announce that it has become the first certification body in Japan to be successfully accredited by JIPDEC (Japan Information Processing Development Corporation) for ISO 22301. As a result the company is now able to offer certification to the new international business continuity management system standard.

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August 2012

The Excellerator Report - BSI consolidates thousands of audits worldwide to provide new benchmark for corporate excellence

BSI Canada is hosting three free breakfasts throughout Canada this fall to unveil a new report that benchmarks the performance of certified companies across the globe.

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August 2012

BSI Canada hosts webinar to show how to achieve excellence in Environmental Management Systems

BSI Canada recently hosted a webinar on July 18, on how to achieve business excellence and reduce the fear associated with auditing. It looked at how investing in a web-based ISO certification management software can help achieve those objectives.

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August 2012

BSI has refreshed it’s identity globally

Toronto, ON – August 2012 - BSI has a new brand identity - one that represents our commitment to supporting our clients in making excellence a habit.  For every business.  Every day.  Everywhere.

 “Refreshing our branding is a natural evolution of our business,” comments Gary Robinson,Commercial Director, BSI Group Canada. “The rapid expansion of our organization caused us to carefully consider the common thread that makes BSI attractive to clients globally.

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August 2012

BSI has refreshed it’s identity globally

Toronto, ON – August 2012 - BSI has a new brand identity - one that represents our commitment to supporting our clients in making excellence a habit.  For every business.  Every day.  Everywhere.

 “Refreshing our branding is a natural evolution of our business,” comments Gary Robinson,Commercial Director, BSI Group Canada. “The rapid expansion of our organization caused us to carefully consider the common thread that makes BSI attractive to clients globally.

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August 2012

With the release of ISO 22301, businesses are urged to implement a business continuity plan

BSI reveals the top five organizational tips that will facilitate resiliency during times of disruption.

TORONTO – June 27, 2012 - With the global economic recovery stagnant and businesses experiencing budget challenges, BSI today reveals their top five tips for organizations to ensure they are prepared for any type of disruption including social, political and economic threats.

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May 2012

Nominations Open – BSI Award of Excellence 2012

Nominations are now open for the BSI Award of Excellence 2012. This award will be presented to the BSI customer, which has demonstrated a culture of excellence and continual improvement in their business.

Those invited to nominate include our BSI customers, Our Client Managers and our Senior Account Managers.

Customers are allowed to nominate their own or another company. Complete our nomination form now!

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January 2012

BSI Leads The Way With Completion of Global ISO 17021 Transition

Upgraded accreditation gives further confidence to BSI’s global customer base

January 31, 2012 - The British Standards Institution (BSI) is proud to announce that it is one of the first certification bodies in the world to successfully upgrade its global accreditation certificate to the newly revised ISO/ IEC 17021:2011 standard.

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December 2011

BSI Appoints Sir David Brown as Chairman Designate of BSI Group

December 1, 2011 - The British Standards Institution (BSI) today announced that Sir David Brown has been named as the Deputy Chairman and Chairman Designate of BSI Group with immediate effect.

Sir David Brown will take over from BSI’s current Group Chairman, Sir David John KCMG, who will retire on 30th March 2012.

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July 2011

BSI award Neptec Design Group for Quality Excellence

(Toronto, ON) July 15, 2011 - BSI have awarded an Ottawa aerospace firm for its leadership in the industry recently at a special ceremony in Kanata. Neptec Design Group Ltd., an aerospace design firm, was recognized by the British Standards International (BSI) Group Canada Inc., a leading global standards, certification and training organization, with an Award for Quality Excellence.

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July 2011

BSI opens first Ottawa office in Kanata

EMC News - Kanata continues to set the standard when it comes to strong business growth.
Tuesday, July 12 marked the official opening of BSI Group Canada Inc.'s new office at 515 Legget Dr. in Kanata. BSI Group is a global independent business service organization, which enables businesses, governments and other organizations to increase profits and market access, and to enhance reputation with its standards-based solutions and assurance services.

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June 2011

BSI Introduces Entropy® Software for Healthcare Product Manufacturers

(Toronto, ON) June 10, 2011 - BSI Group America Inc. (BSI), a leading global provider of ISO-standards-based assurance, compliance, and information solutions, is pleased to introduce Entropy Software for the healthcare industry. Entropy Software is a market-leading quality management software solution to assist organizations to deliver products to market on-time with transparency, real-time reporting, and improved quality and compliance assurance. Designed and developed to meet recognized international standards, Entropy Software provides a technology framework that allows companies to effectively manage for ISO 13485 and U.S. FDA compliance.

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May 2011

Colin Firth supports launch of new Sustainability Standard for Film, BS 8909

UK film industry pioneers sustainability standard developed by BSI

May 16, 2011 - The British film industry, in conjunction with BSI, is taking the lead in the global entertainment market with the announcement at the Cannes Film Festival of a new British Standard that will improve the industry’s environmental, social and economic impact. For example, in London alone, screen production accounted for 125,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2009, 40% of which came from studios and 28% from TV and film production.

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May 2011

BSI Releases Upgrade to Quality Module of Entropy® Software

(Canada, Toronto, ON) May 10, 2011 - BSI Group America Inc. (BSI), a leading global provider of ISO-standards-based assurance, compliance, and information solutions, today announced an upgrade to the quality management module in its Entropy Software solution. The enhancement provides organizations with the tools to maximize business performance and improve bottom-line results by embedding Good Practice quality guidelines into every facet of their quality management program. The enhancement provides improved transparency across a product’s lifecycle, facilitating the early identification of gaps in the product realization process and equipping organizations to improve business processes and drive business growth.    

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April 2011

BSI Group America Inc. Launches “SCREEN”, an Exclusive, Real Time, Web-based Supply Chain Security Intelligence Tool

Toronto, ON - April 5, 2011- Every four days there is a terrorist attack on the global supply chain. Criminal syndicates and smugglers exploit gaps in the supply chain to steal and engage in illicit trade.  Governments world-wide are asking businesses to apply higher levels of diligence to suppliers’ security practices and chain of custody controls. Managing risk and securing trade in the face of both dynamic threats and shifting compliance requirements is demanding, and it requires reliable and in-depth intelligence. BSI Group America Inc (BSI) introduces the Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN), a web-based intelligence tool for supply chain security. Debuted on April 5, 2011 at BSI’s Global Supply Chain Security Summit, SCREEN offers the most complete, publically available supply chain security intelligence data and analysis resource.  

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December 2010

BSI Group Canada Honoured By ASQ Toronto

Award of Recognition Presented For Supporting Quality Standards

BSI Group Canada Honoured By ASQ Toronto

(TORONTO – December 14, 2010) – BSI Canada was awarded for their work on quality standards yesterday, at the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Toronto Recognition Event that brought together hundreds of members from across the city.

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November 2010

Strategic partnerships foster success in recessive economic climate

-New Standard facilitates effective collaborative business relationships-

TORONTO – (November 2010) - With businesses and sectors worldwide looking to move forward from economic recovery, organisational partnerships are becoming increasingly attractive. Important questions of how to finance growth and investment against this backdrop of uncertainty have directed our sights to a more collaborative – less transactional – business future.

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November 2010

Social Responsibility Standard Promotes Sustainable Growth

-New BS ISO 26000 answers call for standardization of corporate social responsibility-

TORONTO – (November 2010) – Within the last few decades, social responsibility has become an organizational imperative. As global awareness heightens, businesses around the world are becoming increasingly mindful of the need for, and benefits of, socially responsible behaviour. This month, the first ever international standard to address this subject has been published to respond to such challenges. Read More

November 2010

BSI Supply Chain Solutions Response to Explosives Detected within US Destined Parcel Shipments

Reston, VA – November 1, 2010 – The suspicious packages found in cargo shipments in the United Kingdom and Dubai on October 29th led to a major disruption of cargo networks around the world.  Cargo airplanes and trucks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York were halted and searched for additional packages that may have been linked to what initially appears to be a plot carried out by a known terrorist group operating in Yemen.  These events have captured the attention of the world as global media outlets ran “Cargo Chaos” headlines with images of cargo planes sitting idle on airport runways.   The complexity of the international supply chain and interdependencies of commercial passenger and dedicated cargo aircraft was further illustrated when a passenger aircraft which was carrying cargo was escorted by U.S. military aircraft into a New York airport.

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July 2010

BSI Certified to Deliver AS9100 Rev. C Training

(Reston, VA.––July 13, 2010) BSI announces it is one of the first Certification Bodies to be certified by RABQSA to provide the International Aerospace Quality Group’s sanctioned “Aerospace Auditor Transition Training” (AATT).  This training covers the latest revision to the quality management system standard for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations, AS9100.  The training is mandatory for all auditors needing to certify organizations to AS9100 Revision C.

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June 2010

BSI’s Business Continuity Management Standard Adopted by DHS

(Reston, VA.––June 21, 2010) BSI announces that its Business Continuity Management standard, BS 25999, has been adopted by the Department of Homeland Security as one of the final standards for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep).  The program aims to enhance nationwide resilience by encouraging private sector preparedness.

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June 2010

Maritime Security Council’s Annual Conference Features BSI’s Dan Purtell

(Reston, VA – June 7, 2010) Dan Purtell, Senior Vice President for BSI’s Supply Chain Security Solutions, will speak on supply chain security at the Maritime Council’s June 16 -17, 2010 event to be held at the Organization of American States.  Entitled “Security of Global Trade and the Economic Impact on the Americas”, Dan joins other experts in supply chain security, including Todd Owen, Executive Director at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Rear Admiral Kevin Cook from the U.S. Coast Guard and Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Asst. Secretary General of the Organization of American States.  Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano has been invited to give the keynote address.

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May 2010

BSI Receives 2010 Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100 Award

(Reston, VA – May 25, 2010) BSI is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the top 100 supply and demand chain innovators by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, in recognition of its Supply Chain Solutions portfolio.  In its 9th year, this award recognizes leading supply and demand solution providers, consultants and demand chains.  Competition focused on providers who demonstrated best-in-class solutions that helped customers achieve supply chain excellence during demanding economic times.

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March 2010

BSI Launches New Website for Supply Chain Security

(Reston, VA – March 22, 2010) BSI announced today a new Supply Chain Security Website, www.supplychainsecurity.com, intended to provide essential information and guidance necessary to launch and/or maintain a successful Supply Chain Security Compliance Programs.

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May 2009

BSI Acquires First Advantage Corporation’s Supply Chain Security Division

Toronto, ON - May 27, 2009 - BSI today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage Corporation.  BSI assumes  ownership of First Advantage’s Supplier Compliance Manager® Web based C-TPAT, AEO and PIP  supplier assessment tool; Quantitative Risk Solutions loss prevention assessment program and its proprietary databases .  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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May 2009

BSI Responds to Marketplace Business Challenge BSI Launches New Version of Entropy™ Software

Toronto, ON - May 18, 2009 - BSI, a leading provider of management systems, software, and supply chain security, today announced it has delivered a major enhancement to its Entropy software portfolio to enable organizations to mitigate risk, thereby protecting their brand and reputation for good governance. 

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March 2009

BSI Achieves ANSI Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification Accreditation

(April 20, 2009, Toronto ON) BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) was recently awarded accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).   This accreditation places BSI amongst the few recognized GHG emission verification bodies in North America.

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July 2008

14001 Award winner

PRESS RELEASE

5 June 2008

BSI British Standards last night rewarded the achievements of four organizations in its second ISO 14001 Awards. 

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January 2008

Updates to ISO 9001 and ISO 9004

Newly released ISO 9001:2008

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