21 January 2019. AENOR, the benchmark certification body in Spain, has opened a branch in Málaga with the aim of providing a better service to businesses and institutions, based on proximity and efficiency. This opening is part of AENOR's drive to boost the competitiveness of Andalusian organisations and their economic fabric by generating confidence in the market and society.
The branch is located in the Reding Business Centre - in the emblematic, centrally-located building at Number 43 Paseo de Reding. It will provide its services in the areas of conformity assessment, training and IT to organisations in the whole of eastern Andalusia. AENOR employs 40 specialists in Andalusia.
Opened in 1993, Andalusia was one of AENOR's first branches. Today, Andalusia is one of the Autonomous Communities with the largest number of AENOR-certified workplaces, with over 9,300 of the more than 80,000 certified centres worldwide.
In terms of certification types, the most numerous in Andalusia are the 3,366 workplaces that have introduced a Quality Management System according to the UNE-EN-ISO 9001 Standard, which improves processes and eliminates the costs of ‘no quality’, while committing to continuous improvement. These are followed by the 2,410 centres certified in the field of Environmental Management in accordance with the UNE-EN-ISO 14001 Standard, which confirms that the Andalusian organisations have introduced an Environmental Management System that helps prevent impacts on the environment.
AENOR is constantly innovating to offer Andalusian companies certifications that strengthen their competitiveness in areas such as health and safety (workplace, food, data, etc.), risk management, compliance, IT, R&D&I, etc.