In a true testament to the company's exceptional levels of reliability in business operations, du announced that it has been awarded the BS-25999 Certification for Business Continuity Management, the world's first standard for business continuity management (BCM), BS-25999 highlights the maturity of a company's BCM program, ensuring that all corresponding activities are conducted and implemented in a controlled manner as well as meet challenging global criteria.
In a recently-held ceremony, Brian Baxter, Director of Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited - UAE, presented the certificate to Osman Sultan, CEO, du. The award ceremony was attended by Walid Kamal, Senior Vice President, Technology Security and Risk Management, Yatinder Mahajan Chief Technology Officer, Hamad Musabeh, Director Disaster Recovery and Business Process Continuity, Sayed Kamali '&' Saeed Salahdin from the Crisis Management and Disaster recovery team, among other senior members of the technology security team who contributed to this achievement.
"The BS-25999 certification strengthens our global recognition as a company with a sustainable continuity risk management practice, further reinforcing our longstanding commitment to shareholders, customers, regulators and partners," said Walid Kamal, Senior Vice President - Technology Security '&' Risk Management, du. "It is through the establishment of strong BCM processes, resilient infrastructure and people capabilities that we are continually improving our BCM activities." A vital incentive to maintain customer satisfaction and guarantee global compliance, the process of achieving and sustaining the Business Continuity Management (BCM) has long been at the forefront of du's business ethos. "In line with our vision to drive du into a leading position within the global telecommunication industry, and to adhere to the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority and Telecom Regulatory Authority requirements in the UAE, we initiated our Continuity Assurance Program following an executive directive by our management" added Kamal. "The Continuity Assurance Program comprised various vital elements of our business including Technology Disaster Resilience, Business Continuity and Crisis Management" The accolade adds to the ISO27001 Certification attributed to du in 2010 for its stellar standards in Information Security Management Systems and Governance Framework.