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GardaWorld Achieves ISO Certification in four standards for International Protective Services

Thursday, June 26, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Becomes world’s first security company to achieve four internationally-recognized externally certified standards for all of its operations worldwide

MONTREAL, Quebec, (Marketwired – June 23, 2014) - GardaWorld, the largest privately-owned business solutions and security services company in the world, today announced that its
International Protective Services business is now the first security provider in the world to hold ISO certifications in four relevant industry standards accreditation across its entire worldwide operations.

As multinational corporations increasingly seek to enter high-growth markets around the world, they recognize the legal requirements to provide “duty of care” to their employees and seek to partner with professional and experienced security and risk management providers. GardaWorld assists companies in establishing and operating businesses in conflict, post-conflict and complex environments that may be lacking in stable governments and rule of law.

GardaWorld International Protective Services now holds four ISO certifications in Quality Assurance Management (ISO 9001), Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Societal Security – Business Continuity Management (ISO 22302, including ISO 31000), and Occupational Health and Safety Management (BS OHSAS 18001).

“These certifications cover virtually every service that we provide throughout the world,” explains GardaWorld International Protective Services President and COO Oliver Westmacott. “They not only demonstrate the efficiency and reliability of GardaWorld’s operations, but also the wealth of international experience the company has established from years spent working with clients on the ground in these high-risk markets.”

Companies seeking risk management and security services can choose GardaWorld with confidence, knowing that it maintains the highest standards of professionalism, corporate governance and ethical standards that must be maintained through external, independent, expert and routine surveillance inspections.

“We operate in a responsible manner that enhances human safety and security while conforming to international and local laws, and the most demanding human rights standards,” notes GardaWorld Managing Director UK Major General Andrew Farquhar, CBE. “To assist our clients in achieving their objectives, we manage risks to all stakeholders in these complex environments including the local communities within whose areas we work. This accreditation for every part of the business certifies GardaWorld’s ability to ‘Design, Deliver and Manage’ Worldwide security services and will demonstrate that we are a world leader in the security sector.”

Editor’s Note: To obtain a synopsis of the GardaWorld International Protective Services White Paper “The importance and benefit of selecting security providers that comply with the ANSI-ASIS PSC-1-2012 Quality Assurance Standard”, please send an email request to

About GardaWorld
Garda World Security Corporation (GardaWorld) provides business solutions and security services around the world. Our 45,000 highly trained, dedicated professionals serve clients throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. GardaWorld works across a broad range of sectors, including natural resources, retail, construction, telecommunications and manufacturing, and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, governments, NGOs and humanitarian relief organizations. For more information, visit


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