London, 26 August 2014: De La Rue is understood to be the first company in the banknote industry to be certified to the exacting ISO 22301 standard. The standard specifies the requirements for a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, and ensure its business can successfully recover from disruptive incidents.
The De La Rue Group head office in Basingstoke, UK and its banknote printing facility in Debden, UK have both been certified to ISO 22301, with the principals set out in the standard now being rolled out across other De La Rue facilities.
The management system defined by the ISO standard gives De La Rue a robust preparedness by ensuring it has identified contingency for critical activities. This protects against and reduces the impact of a disruptive event, while ensuring business continues with minimal impact to customers.
The gaining of this standard is an element of the ongoing "continuous improvement" programme within the business which has already seen De La Rue certified to the ISO 27001 Information Security Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management standards.
Colin Child, Chief Operating Officer, De La Rue said, "We believe we are the first company in the banknote industry to achieve this important certification which reflects our commitment to customers, ensuring we have processes and procedures in place to provide business continuity and minimise interruption to supplies."
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About De La Rue plc:
De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer and is a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world.
De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps, authentication labels and identity documents and manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment.
De La Rue’s Currency division provides customers with a full range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes design, production of security components, manufacture of paper and polymer substrates and printing of banknotes.
Within the Solutions division, a similar integrated offering from design to manufacture is available. In addition De La Rue offers a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.
In recent years De La Rue has been involved in the production of over 150 national currencies, and passports or identity systems for over 65 countries.
De La Rue employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.