Officials at the event

Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, said that it has received the ISO 22301:2012 certification for International Business continuity standards from ‘Bureau Veritas’ – Dubai Branch.

The certification was received by Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, chief executive officer of Union Coop, from Marwan Aridi, certification manager, Bureau Veritas – Dubai, in the presence of Aiman Othman, IT director, Union Coop, and Imad Rashid, acting happiness and marketing director, among the group of managers.

Othman said: “Achieving ISO 22301 compliance certifies that we are committed towards serving the society among which customers, employees and shareholders in case of an event of disruption or incident that can stop its services and business functions.”

“The certificate justifies the fact that we have recovery strategies in place which is required to restore its business functions and services to its customers within pre-set timelines,” he said.

“We are keen to adopt the best global practices to maintain the sustainability of our work in all circumstances,” he added.

Aridi said: “Union Coop with the certification on international standard in business continuity contributes to increasing the confidence of the employees and increasing the confidence of shareholders in the ability of the organisation to generate continuous returns, and operate smoothly under any unpredictable circumstances as well.” – TradeArabia News Service