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Ribose achieves world’s most extensive integrated management system compliant to PAS 99: Certified integration of seven management systems

8 July 2015 – Hong Kong – Cloud collaboration platform provider Ribose has achieved the world’s most extensive integrated management system (IMS) certified to the PAS 99 standard.

Certified by BSI (British Standards Institution), Ribose’s IMS covers all seven of the company’s management systems, each already compliant to a separate management system standard (MSS) including:


  • ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems – Requirements, the international standard for quality management systems (QMS)

  • ISO 14001:2004 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS)

  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, the internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS)

  • ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Information technology – Service management – Part 1: Service management system requirements, the international standard for IT service management systems (SMS)

  • ISO 22301:2012 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements, the international standard for business continuity management systems (BCMS)

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements, the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS)

  • ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, the international standard for energy management systems (EnMS)

PAS 99 is the world’s first framework for integrating management systems built on different management systems standards (MSS), specifying requirements for streamlining MSSs, allowing for improved business focus, a more universal approach to risk mitigation and improved operational efficiency.

Created to align with the ISO Directive Annex SL, the PAS 99:2012 standard goes a step further by ensuring the results of streamlining management systems work effectively and as intended. At present, PAS 99 certification is the only impartial way to determine if an IMS has achieved its intention of integrating operating systems efficiently and effectively, providing a common bar on how an integrated management system should function and continuously improve through certification.

According to Ribose’s founder Ronald Tse, “Ribose chose to build a streamlined, integrated management system right from the beginning. As a small company with a limited number of staff, we wanted to manage all aspects of the company as efficiently as possible. Streamlining our IMS through PAS 99 certification helped us avoid overlapping elements and duplicated effort across our different management systems.”

“Taking our commitment to holistic, comprehensive collaboration to heart, we have integrated our information security, business continuity, quality, IT services, environmental, energy and occupational health and safety management systems into a whole – allowing us to effectively manage these aspects of our operations without the typical overhead that can bog down non-integrated systems,” explained Mr. Tse. “Our highly dynamic information security management system, which has continuously received the highest security ratings and certified to the most stringent security standards including CSA STAR, CSA C-STAR, MTCS and AICPA SOC, also operates as part of this IMS.”

Mr. Tse concluded, “PAS 99 certification confirms that Ribose has integrated its management systems correctly, and that the IMS performs effectively – providing better oversight and control for our management team, while ensuring the highest level of service for our users.”

Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong and VP of Standards, remarked, “We commend Ribose for its commitment to the highest levels of corporate governance. Standards are designed to level the playing field, and Ribose’s numerous achievements in certification attest that smaller businesses can indeed compete against larger organizations by building upon standards.”

Mr. Herve added, “Management systems help companies get more from their business, and integrating these management systems allows them to realize even greater benefits without additional investment of time or money. PAS 99 provides a framework for the most streamlined method to achieve this goal. We congratulate Ribose on being the first company to integrate seven management systems under PAS 99, setting a strong example for the industry to follow.”

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About Ribose

Ribose is a cloud collaboration platform that makes working together easy and fun while keeping your data safe. As the world’s first cloud service provider certified to MTCS (Multi-Tier Cloud Security), CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification (Cloud Controls Matrix, CCM 3.0.1) and the first Software-as-a-Service platform to complete the CSA C-STAR Assessment, Ribose has been consistently awarded the industry's highest cloud security ratings year after year: the highest security tier, Level 3, in MTCS and the highest maturity level, Gold, in STAR Certification.

Ribose is also certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 50001, PAS 99, Cyber Essentials Plus, CDSA Content Protection Security (CPS) and AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) standards, and approved by the UK Government’s G-Cloud program for government use.

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About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. As the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), BSI is responsible for originating many of the world’s most commonly used management systems standards and publishes over 2,700 standards annually.

Independently assessed and accredited globally by ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) and by over 26 other accreditation bodies around the world including UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), BSI is globally recognized as a champion of best practice.

For more information, please visit: bsigroup.com.

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Ribose awarded PAS 99 certification for integrated management systems

Ribose awarded PAS 99 certification for integrated management systems

Achieves internationally certified corporate governance and compliance management

Hong Kong, 17 June 2014 – Ribose has achieved PAS 99:2012 certification, the internationally accepted framework for integrated management systems (IMS).

Ribose is the first collaboration platform in the world and the first organization in Hong Kong to achieve this certification. Ribose’s IMS integrates its existing business continuity and information security management systems, satisfying both ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 27001:2013, the international standards for business continuity and information security, respectively.

Ribose’s certification was awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the originator of the PAS 99, ISO 22301 and ISO 27001 standards. Certification is awarded only after an independent accredited auditor has thoroughly checked all applications, systems, processes and services.

PAS 99 is a framework for integrating management systems built on different management systems standards (MSS). It specifies requirements for streamlining and managing MSSs, allowing for improved business focus, a more universal approach to risk mitigation and improved operational efficiency.

“Ribose is dedicated to providing our users with the highest standards of service. Achieving PAS 99 certifies that our management systems are tightly integrated – including our highly dynamic information security management system, which has been awarded numerous security certifications such as ISO 27001, CSA STAR and CDSA CPS,” explained Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “We believe the holistic approach is key to effective collaboration, and we’ve taken that to heart in integrating our management systems – which will augment service for all users.”

Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong, stated: “By achieving PAS 99 certification for its IMS, Ribose has again demonstrated its commitment to industry-leading corporate governance. The certified efficiency of its management systems allows Ribose to focus its resources on enhancing its platform, and delivering effective solutions to users.”

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About Ribose

Ribose makes collaborating easy and fun. Whether planning business projects or social events, the Ribose platform helps users collaborate through world-class security certified to the highest standards, including ISO 27001, CSA STAR and CDSA CPS. Also available as part of the UK Government's G-Cloud program, Ribose is free to use: http://www.ribose.com.

About BSI

The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps businesses turn best practices of into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe: http://www.bsigroup.com

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Ribose becomes world’s first collaboration platform to achieve ISO 22301 certification

Ribose becomes world’s first collaboration platform to achieve ISO 22301 certification

Proven commitment to business continuity and service availability

Hong Kong, 2 June 2014 – Ribose has become the world’s first online collaboration platform and the first organization in Hong Kong to achieve ISO 22301:2012 certification, upholding its steadfast commitment to the highest standards of availability for all users.

Certifying resilience against business disruptions and other exceptional events, ISO 22301 specifies demanding requirements for implementing, operating, maintaining and improving business continuity management systems. Certification requires an independent auditor assessment of all applications, systems, processes and services. Ribose’s certification is awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the originator of the ISO 22301 standard, and accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

According to Ribose founder Ronald Tse, “Users rely on the Ribose platform for their mission-critical collaboration needs, so the continuity and availability of our service are paramount. Our ISO 22301 accreditation is testament to our ability to maintain uninterrupted service – anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances.”

Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong, stated: “As the first collaboration platform to achieve ISO 22301 certification, Ribose has demonstrated its technical ability and dedication to assuring service continuity for its users. We commend Ribose for going the extra mile to test and verify its service availability through independent assessments and certifications, taking significant steps to ensure continuous access for all users.”

About Ribose

Ribose makes collaborating easy and fun. Whether planning business projects or social events, the Ribose platform helps users collaborate through enterprise-strength security certified to the highest standards, including ISO 27001, CSA STAR, and CDSA CPS. Also available as part of the UK Government's G-Cloud program, Ribose is free to use: http://www.ribose.com.

About BSI

The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps businesses turn best practices of into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe: http://www.bsigroup.com

Note: The term “certification” used here excludes unaccredited certifications.

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