IASME Consortium Gold Certificate
IASME Governance is an Information Assurance standard that is designed to improve the cyber security of Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Mercury EW Ltd have now secured the IASME Consortium Gold Certificate. The IASME Governance technical controls are aligned with the Cyber Essentials scheme and certification to the IASME standard includes certification to Cyber Essentials. The IASME Governance standard was developed in 2010 and has proven to be very effective at improving the security of supply chains for large organisations. The standard maps closely to the international ISO/IEC 27001 information assurance standard.
ISO9001:2015 - QMS Implemented
Mercury EW Ltd’s management system has been approved by Alcumus ISOQAR and is compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.
Cyber Essentials Plus – Jan 2020
Cyber Essentials is a UK government scheme encouraging organisations to adopt good practice in information security. It includes an assurance framework and a simple set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet. It was developed in collaboration with industry partners, including the Information Security Forum (ISF), the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium (IASME) and the British Standards Institution (BSI), and is endorsed by the UK Government. It was launched in 2014 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Defence Employer Recognition Scheme - Employee Silver Award
Mercury EW Ltd have been presented the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.
‘Mercury EW Ltd is a proud supporter of Defence and the wider community. 87.5% of our workforce are ex-service leavers and their core military values, integrity and professionalism upheld every day are a key contributor to the success of our company’
Tim Stevens – Managing Director
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised.
Silver award holders:
- demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the armed forces community
- actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via establishedHR policies and procedures
- show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees and support the employment of cadet instructors, armed forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners
- collect their certificate at a regional silver awards ceremony, receive silver logos to display and are themselves displayed on the list of Employer Recognition Scheme award winners
- must be nominated for a silver award by a third party using the online nomination form
- are required to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and employ at least one individual from the covenant category that the nomination emphasises