24 October 2018. Pierpaolo Arca has been appointed Director of AENOR in Italy. AENOR is one of the ten main certification authorities in the world and has 1,225 certificates in force in that country; standing out for offering cutting-edge certifications with worldwide success to Italian organisations committed to continuous improvement.
Most of Pierpaolo Arca's professional career has been spent with AENOR Italy, an organisation he joined in 2004 and in which he has held different positions. In 2008 was designated Head Operations Technician, a post he occupied until now. Now, the AENOR Management Board has appointed him Director of AENOR Italy. From 2001 to 2004 he worked at the Giordano Institute. Pierpaolo Arca is a graduate in Building Engineering.
AENOR Italy was established in 2002. Since then, it has grown constantly to reach 1,225 certificates in force (in both Management Systems and Products or Services). Italy is the country with the highest number of ISO Standard 9001 Quality Management System Certificates in Europe and is second in terms of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certificate.
Over the last ten years, AENOR's work in Italy has focused on developing new certifications related to sustainability, social responsibility, construction, the automotive industry, gender equality, occupational safety, and information security, amongst others. These certifications help to strengthen competitiveness between organisations in local and global markets.
With the aim of promoting this line, AENOR has set an objective to continue to consolidate itself as an ally to Italian organisations in providing high added-value certifications such as those of Food Safety, Road Safety, Training and Anti-Corruption.
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 Italian organisations the broad knowledge and experience, both local and global, that it is key to providing organisations of all sizes and sectors with the maximum value in all audit processes.