Picturae Achieves Third International ISO Standard
09 January 20151085
Picturae is now also officially multisite certified for ISO 14001. The certificate was festively presented by Quality Masters as Picturae had successfully completed the audits for certification. Picturae is thus fully internationally certified for ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.
Picturae is, as a heritage service company, proud to be able to officially guarantee environmental management (ISO 14001:2004), information security (ISO 27001:2013) and quality management (ISO 9001:2008). When you are dealing with vulnerable collections, and sometimes with documents that are not yet available to the public, it is extremely important that this is done with the greatest care. Picturae will be annually tested. In this way Picturae’s customers are assured that all work processes are optimally equipped. In addition, business processes are constantly being improved and risk analysis will be updated.
Picturae is ISO 14001:2004 certified. The ISO is awarded to companies that have a good environmental management system with clear objectives, excellent quality control and qualified personnel. Internal communication, process descriptions and continuous improvement within the company are all taken into account. The policy and procedures are set out in the Environmental Management System.
Picturae digitizes and makes heritage collections accessible for future generations and does so in an environmentally friendly way. With our environmental management, we want to pay systematic attention to the topic environment in the operational management. The achievement of the ISO 14001 certification shows that environmental awareness is embedded in the policies of Picturae," says the Managing Director of Picturae, Mark Lindeman.
ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard for information security management, focusing on the continuous management and improvement of systems tackling information security risks. Picturae has detailed the security procedures in an Information Security Management System.
Online information security is important. Reliable and secure online service provision is important to our clients. "Archival institutions must be confident that we are dealing with their collections correctly," says Sander Filius, Director of Picturae ICT. "Not only dealing with the originals is important, but also the fact that online data is secure and backups are continuously made."
In addition to the new certification, since 2013 Picturae has also been in possession of an ISO 9001:2008 multisite certificate. In 2008, the standard was obtained for the Head Office in Heiloo and since 2013 it is also valid for the other offices in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Utrecht.
ISO 9001 is an international standard which deals with business processes. The standard is awarded to companies with a good, workable policy with clear objectives, good quality control and qualified personnel. The standard focuses on internal communication, descriptions of all processes within the company and continuous improvement. Picturae has elaborated the quality policies and procedures in the Quality Handbook.
Quality Masters is an independent, socially responsible organisation. It has the reputation of being reliable and professional, applying complex standards and guidelines, and bringing them within the reach of every entrepreneur. The services provided by Quality Masters are transparent and quality guaranteed. Quality Masters wishes to actively contribute to improving organisations, living and working environments and society. The company is open to change and seeks to anticipate developments.