Morpho First to Achieve Highest Security Printing Certification for Document Printing

Paris/Brussels, March 5, 2014

Morpho (Safran) has achieved the highest security printing certification from Intergraf for one of its production facilities located in the Netherlands. Morpho is the first company in the world to meet the stringent requirements of ISO 14298, a new standard for the Management of Security Printing Processes.

Public and private sector customers across the world choose Morpho to supply state-of-the-art electronic documents (passports, ID cards, driver licenses, bank cards…) which are produced in highly secure factories. With this new certification, customers have the assurance that their documents will be printed in the most secure environment using the most secure set of processes.

ISO 14298 brings together a wide variety of controls including logical security, physical security, quality assurance and financial security to guarantee maximum security throughout the entire printing process. Using this International Standard, the organization establishes, documents, implements and maintains a security printing management system which is regularly reviewed to continually improve its effectiveness.

"We are extremely proud to be the first company in the world to achieve this level of certification for security printing," stated Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "Our customers look to us for the most innovative and secure e-document solutions and this achievement recognizes our commitment to meeting their needs. Morpho's persistent focus on security spans the entire process from personnel vetting to product accountability to shipment."

"We have been offering certifications for over 10 years in order to promote and protect the interests of security printers and their suppliers. We are now able to offer an ISO standard that certifies a new level of trust to guarantee maximum security at every step from development to deployment. Morpho was one of the first companies to obtain an Intergraf certification in the past and we are very pleased to announce that the first ISO 14298 certificate is granted to its Haarlem site," says Beatrice Klose, Secretary General of Intergraf.

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About Intergraf
Intergraf is a not for profit association representing 21 members in 24 European countries. Intergraf is based in Brussels and interacts with European Institutions to promote and protect the interests of the printing and graphic industry. Intergraf runs a separate section dealing with security printing mainly focussing on passports, identity cards and banknotes. Furthermore Intergraf organises one of the largest events in security printing world-wide and offers the certification for security printers and their suppliers.

About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.

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Intergraf
Avenue Louise 130A
BE - 1050 Bruxelles
www.securityprinters.org

Certification Director
Patricia Eszlinger
Tél. : +32 2 230 86 46
peszlinger@intergraf.eu

Morpho (Safran)
Communications Department :
11 boulevard Gallieni
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
www.morpho.com

Press contact :
Christelle Kinkead
Tél. +33 (0)1 58 11 87 44
christelle.kinkead@morpho.com
www.morpho.com