Union Coop Awarded ISO/IEC 27001
Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2018:
Prepared by Marwan Alquran
Photographer : Sultan Almarzooqi
Union Coop, the largest cooperative in the UAE, was awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management System Certificate for it’s IT Department. The certificate was awarded by Bureau Veritas, a leading Certification Body.
Mr. Marwan Aridi, Certification manager at Bureau Veritas presented the certificate to Mr. Aiman Othman director of information technology department, attended the handover ceremony Mr. Harib Mohammed bin Thani, Director of Operations Division, number of division directors, section managers and employees.
“Gaining this certificate proves the efficiency of our information security systems,” Aiman Othman commented. “It also asserts our commitment to adopt best international standards for data security and protection. Our Department has striven over the past 18 months to meet the requirements of this international certificate.”
Mr. Marwan Aridi, Certification manager said that: “By Implementing and certifying its Information Security Management System, Union Coop – IT Department demonstrates a clear commitment to protect the confidentiality and integrity of its information, minimizing the risk of information security breaches. The ISO 27001 certificate was issued following a systematic and rigorous external examination of the organization’s respective management system”.
Certification is the most credible way to demonstrate excellence and drive continuous improvement and The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is recognized and renowned globally as a valued symbol of reliability, sustainability and trust.
About Union Coop
Union Coop was established by Ministerial Resolution No. 31/2 dated May 24, 1982, issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs at the time. The aim of the establishment is to enhance the social and economic conditions of members and to serve the local community in where it operates. Following best international practice in the retail sector, Coop’s main activities are to establish hypermarkets and manage cooperatives within UAE. Union Coop is the largest consumer cooperative in UAE as it operates 13 branches and two malls (Barsha Mall, Etihad Mall). Union Coop has also launched two grocery chains: (Fresh’n 1, the first endowment grocery store worldwide and COOP, a new concept making it the first consumer cooperative to include a smart shopping concept in many of its branches in MENA region.
In addition, Union Coop plays an active role in stabilising prices through promotional campaigns and offering real-value offers and give prizes worth tens of millions yearly. Union Coop’s outlets offer a wide range of products from food and electronics to hardware and household appliances.
About Bureau Veritas:
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, information security, environmental protection and social responsibility.