GCI becomes first cycle to work provider with ISO 27001 accreditation

Green Commute Initiative has been awarded the ISO 27001; a key accreditation in relation to protecting against information security threats including hackers and cyber attacks.

The ISO 27001 standard provides the framework for an effective Information Security Management System. It sets out the policies and procedures needed to protect organisations and includes all the risk controls necessary for robust IT security management

Recent security breach by well known consumer brands and the significant fines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office has made organisations much more aware of potential risks to security.

Katherine Stather, GCI Operations Director said: “Having ISO-27001 is hugely important for GCI as it shows our strong commitment to protecting customer data. Having ISO-27001, will give confidence to our ever-widening customer base and show that they can trust is with their personal information”.

After completing GDPR compliance requirements last year, GCI decided to pursue ISO 27001 certification. During 2019, GCI found prospective customers asking detailed and specific questions about its security management process. This year, some customers have specified certification to ISO 27001 in their contracts.

Rob Howes, Managing Director said: “Without doubt, having ISO 27001 will help GCI secure more cycle to work orders as it removes one of the barriers to sale. During four short years, GCI has grown to become one of the most respected cycle to work providers and by the end of 2020, be the first cycle to work provider to have ISO-27001 accreditation- yet another USP to set us apart from the rest.”

Green Commute Initiatives ISO 27001 accreditation was granted by QMS, one of the UK’s leading ISO certification bodies.