Smith & Ouzman maintains the following accreditations. We continue to meet these standards, which are managed via our in-house Quality & Compliance officer and are audited annually.
- ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System
- ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management System
- ISO 27001:2013 - Information Technology Management System
What are the benefits of a BS 10500 Anti-bribery Management System?
BS 10500 brings big benefits to all companies of all sizes. By allowing you to respond to the increasing customer demands for proof of anti-bribery measures, a BS 10500 compliant management system can improve your business confidence, reputation and future growth. It also helps you:
BSI, CQS, C&CCC, the Metropolitan Police and all the other accreditation awarding bodies that we work with are fully aware of the company’s position and the historical context of BS 10500. We value their continued support and the support we receive from existing and new clients in the UK and overseas for the development and improvement of our policies and Integrated Management System.
BS 10500 accreditation
In 2014 Smith & Ouzman became the first security print company to be awarded the BS 10500 accreditation, an achievement that we are very proud of. We’d like to tell you more about what this means both for us as a company and for you as our
BS 10500 is our anti-bribery management accreditation which Smith & Ouzman (Emergesecure Ltd’s parent group) achieved in 2014, adding to our existing standards (ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001) and underlining our total commitment to quality management.
BS 10500 requires endorsement, training and compliance at all levels of the business, but is particularly relevant for Sales, Purchasing and Finance functions.
Smith & Ouzman has been a leading name in the provision of security printing services in both the UK and overseas markets for several decades, notably within the Finance, Education and Election sectors. This has included a significant volume of work for government bodies, including many across the African continent.
Prior to changes in legislation which led to the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010, Smith & Ouzman had identified the need to review and improve its policies in these areas, particularly relating to overseas markets. The company has continuously worked on these policies, ensuring that all employees exposed to these difficult territories are fully informed and understand the new legislation and our company specific policies.
Two specific incidents relating to secure election printing contracts in Kenya and Mauritania led to Smith & Ouzman putting further measures in place to mitigate the risk of similar incidents occurring at any time in the future. Details are available upon request.
Consequently, Smith & Ouzman has developed industry leading anti-bribery and corruption management processes, procedures and controls throughout the business and works closely with BSI and consultants CQS to ensure that changes not only improve compliance, but also drive awareness and accountability across the wider business.
Together, these changes have established a culture within the company and a commitment to excellence in anti-bribery and corruption which is unrivalled within our industry.