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Cotecna: 1st Certification body for ISO 22000 & 27000

Press Release
Colombia, 30 November, 2009

On October 29, Cotecna Certificadora Services Ltda, the Colombian subsidiary of Cotecna, one of the world's leading trade inspection, security and certification companies, received the ISO 17021 accreditation from the National Organisation of Accreditation of Colombia (ONAC).

This ISO 17021 accreditation enables Cotecna to certify the following management systems:

  • Systems of Management of Security of Information (ISO 27001:2005);
  • Systems of Management of Food Safety (ISO 22000:2005);
  • Systems of Management of Security and Occupational Health (OHSAS 18001).

Cotecna Certificadora Services Ltda is the first company to be accredited by ONAC as a certification body to certify the Management Systems ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 27001:2005.
ONAC also re-confirmed Cotecna’s accreditations for the ISO procedure 9001:2008 and NTCGP 1000:2004, the Quality and Systems Management systems for the public administration sector.

M Alfredo Garcia, Cotecna Colombia Country Manager said; “We are witness to the increased awareness of our business community concerning Systems of Management. It is now recognised as a competitive advantage rather than a luxury or a simple marketing tool. Cotecna Colombia has a strong commitment to quality and security and has the tools and competence to accompany companies in the process of certification.”


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Alison Bourgeois
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