Morpho’s Indian subsidiary Smart Chip achieves ISO 20000 and ISO 18000 certifications

New Delhi, January 24, 2013

Morpho (Safran) announced today that its Indian subsidiary Smart Chip has achieved ISO 20000 and ISO 18000 certification.

ISO/IEC 20000 is an international IT standard that allows companies to exhibit excellence and demonstrate best practice standards in IT management. The standard ensures companies can achieve evidence-based benchmarks to continuously improve their delivery of IT services. Achievement of ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 demonstrates that Smart Chip complies with internationally recognized standards for IT Service Management (ISM), focusing on continuous improvement as a means to increase client satisfaction.

In addition, Smart Chip has also achieved ISO 18000 certification (or OHSAS 18001) which covers Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems to enable businesses to be confident that they are doing all they can to protect their employees. It also allows the businesses to ensure they are operating according to their stated health and safety policies. Achievement of ISO 18000 certification has demonstrated a verifiable commitment of Smart Chip in maintaining a safe working environment for staff and visitors, as well as an active approach to improving health and safety within the organization.

"These two certifications recognize Smart Chip's dedication to continuing to invest in delivering the highest standards of service to our customers, and towards maintaining the highest security standards and continuous improvement for the benefit of our customers as well as for our employees," said Sanjeev Shriya, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific at Morpho, e-Documents Division and Managing Director of Smart Chip.

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About Morpho

Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

For more information : www.morpho.com/e-documents www.safran-group.com

Press Contacts

Morpho, e-Documents Division
Mareike NEUMAYER
Téléphone : +49 (0) 4347 715 2501
Portable : +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61
mareike.neumayer@morpho.com
www.morpho.com/e-documents

Smart Chip Limited, A Morpho Company
Harima BAJAJ
Phone: +91 (120) 4072 600
Mobile: +91 9873915462
harima.bajaj@smartchiponline.com