Empower completes information security audit

Company is re-certified with ISO27001:2013 for protecting information of clients and stakeholders.

Ahmad Bin Shafar
Ahmad Bin Shafar

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) has successfully completed Information Security Management System audit from BSI, the business standards company that helps organizations globally to excel in the workplace.

The Audit was based on ISO27001:2013 standard which covers compliance of international information security requirements.

According to HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower’s Chief Executive Officer, the audit covered operations of Empower at the head office and all critical processes of Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider.

The company underwent a comprehensive audit and assessment of processes and functions related to Information Security governance, operations and assurance.

“The successful completion of audit without deficiencies demonstrates Empower’s stringent policies on safeguarding information of clients and stakeholders,” said Bin Shafar. “Empower adheres to principles of confidentiality, integrity and information access and meets Dubai Smart Government’s requirements of Information Security Regulations.”

Earlier in 2013, Empower was certified for ISO27001:2013 from BSI, the most rigorous global security standard for Information Security Management Systems. Such certification usually takes nearly three years to implement, whereas Empower succeeded in getting it within a short time.

“Empower systems are not only secure but also highly accurate, following the recent launch of Command Control Centre, which monitors the activities of 26 of its 62 plants, through an advanced, high-performance smart network. We will continually improve our processes to meet the highest standards of operations,” added Bin Shafar.

“The world of district cooling looks at Empower as a role model in this industry and we are committed to adhere to all global standards in operations, service and security. This is proved by the re-certification of international certifications to our list.”

Empower currently operates a portfolio of more than 1 million Refrigeration Tonnes, providing district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, among others.


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