Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties, is now the world’s first hotel chain to secure the ISO 28000: 2007 certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI) for its Security Management System.
Chief operating officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, Chris Newman, said: “As the only certifiable standard available today, focusing on a holistic Security Management System, winning the certification is a strong statement on our capabilities to mitigate safety & security risks proactively.”
The ISO 28000 framework evaluates security as a core business function and integrates security prerogatives across all activities. The BSI team reviewed the Security Management System for how Emaar Hospitality Group manages security risks and the processes the Group has put in place to mitigate any potential threats.
The ISO 28000: 2007 certification positions Emaar Hospitality Group to integrate and seamlessly manage information security, health and safety, and business continuity across all its operations, a statement said.
In addition to the cost efficiency, the certification highlights Emaar’s improved asset management strengths, and assures great competitive and commercial advantage. Adding to its brand equity, the certification assures that Emaar Hospitality Group sets its security standards as well as the safety aspects of all the services as per international standards, the statement added.