4 December 2018. AENOR, one of the top ten certification organisations in the world, has taken an important step in continuing to improve the services it provides to companies and public administrations, with the incorporation of the company AENOR Dominicana, with Ariel Espejo as Director. With this move, the organisation has strengthened its position as a leader in the country.
AENOR has driven development in the certification market in the Dominican Republic, as a means of strengthening both companies' and institutions' internal and external competitiveness. It began operating in the country in 1997, when it awarded the first ISO 9001 Quality Certificate; since then, it has experienced constant growth, with as many as 175 workplaces currently certified in the Dominican Republic.
Over the last few years, AENOR's work in the Dominican Republic has stood out for providing a high-quality service, creating the utmost value in every audit process and for its wide range of certifications; innovating in fields such as Service Charters, Sustainable Forest Supply Chains, Funeral Services and Food Safety.
In this same vein, AENOR has set itself the goal of continuing to consolidate its position as the ally of choice for Dominican organisations, remaining a local leader in the field of compliance assessment, improving its position in services between companies (B2B) and helping to generate trust among consumers (B2C). It plans to do this by developing certifications that offer high added value, such as those covering Food Safety, Anti-bribery, Information Security, Healthcare Services and Social Responsibility,
Similarly, in the area of the most widespread certifications, such as ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment); or in the new ISO 45001 (Workplace Health and Safety, that replaces OHSAS 18001), it offers Dominican organisations extensive knowledge and experience, both local and global.
In addition, AENOR is the ally of choice for the Dominican Republic's training professionals; so far this year alone it has run 20 training courses, which have been attended by nearly 300 professionals from companies of various business sectors.
Following a long career in the services sector, Ariel Espejo now joins AENOR Dominicana as the company's Director. He previously worked in the Contact Centre sector. Espejo is also a postgraduate teacher at the Universidad APEC and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). Ariel Espejo holds a degree in Business Administration, with a Specialism in Business Management, and he also holds a Master's degree in Quality Management and Business Excellence. In addition, he has a Diploma in Higher Education Pedagogical Sciences.