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Ribose becomes first organization in Asia to achieve ISO 45001 certification

Certified to newest international standard for health and safety management

[August 9, 2018, HONG KONG & LONDON] Secure cloud provider Ribose has become the first organization in Asia and one of the first organizations in the world to achieve ISO 45001:2018 certification by BSI.

ISO 45001:2018 is the newly released international occupational health and safety management system standard. It is the successor to OHSAS 18001, published 19 years ago.

Ribose’s certification was awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), one of the first wave of certification bodies to be awarded global accreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for ISO 45001:2018. BSI initially issued a “confirmation of compliance” letter confirming Ribose’s compliance with ISO 45001 on 30 March 2018.

Previously, Ribose operated an OHSAS 18001 compliant management system, which has now been upgraded to comply with ISO 45001.

ISO 45001 differs from OHSAS 18001 in adopting ISO’s High-Level Structure (HLS) management system framework, described in Annex SL. Annex SL, which is also used by other management systems including ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001, aligns management systems processes and therefore simplifies integration. ISO 45001 also covers a wider scope than OHSAS 18001, with stakeholders including all internal or external parties who are directly or indirectly affected by the organization’s health and safety management issues.

According to Enoch Lee, General Manager of Hong Kong for BSI, “BSI has always been a proponent of health and safety management, having established the original BS OHSAS 18001 standard. Wellness and safety considerations apply to all industries, including office-based working environments. As the first organization in Asia to achieve ISO 45001 certification, Ribose is clearly demonstrating its commitment to maintaining the highest international standards of health and safety.”

Ronald Tse, Founder of Ribose, commented, “At Ribose, our staff are the core of our company, and their wellbeing is our top priority. Achieving ISO 45001 certification stands as testament that our health and safety practices meet international best practices, and helps to ensure the wellbeing of our staff, partners and customers.”


About Ribose

Ribose is the award-winning global developer of asymmetric security™ technologies trusted by industries with heightened cybersecurity needs. Having pioneered the comprehensive approach to verifiable cybersecurity, Ribose has been named to be Deloitte Technology FAST 20, Red Herring Top 100 Global, as well as receiver of the CSA APAC Enterprise Award and Stevie® Awardsfor cybersecurity innovations.

Ribose is the only cloud service provider (CSP) triple-assured by the Cloud Security Alliance, first CSP to receive BSI's Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions, first to achieve certification to the highest security tiers in NIST CSFand MTCS, and is also certified to ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO/IEC 20000ISO 22301ISO/IEC 27001,ISO/IEC 27017ISO/IEC 27018and ISO 45001.

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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.

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Ronald Tse

+852 3976 3976


Twitter: @RiboseUS


BSI Contact:

Ming Tang

+852 3149 3324


Twitter: @BSI_UK

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Ribose committed to health and safety with OHSAS 18001:2007 certification

Hong Kong, 27 October 2014 – Ribose has achieved certification to the OHSAS 18001:2007 international standard for occupational health and safety management systems. OHSAS 18001:2007 promotes healthy and safe working environments by setting out international best practices – helping organizations manage and control risks, and continuously improve performance.

Ribose’s OHSAS 18001 certification was awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution) – who established the British Standard BS OHSAS 18001:2007 – after validation of Ribose’s applications, systems, processes and services by an independent accredited auditor.

“Our staff are the heart of our company, and their wellbeing is our top priority,” explained Ribose founder Ronald Tse. “Achieving OHSAS 18001 certification demonstrates the sincerity of Ribose’s commitment to health and safety, and provides us with a framework for constant improvement.”

“Offices tend to be low-risk environments and health and safety risks are often overlooked in the technology industry – however repetitive strain injuries and back injuries are quite common,” Tse noted. “Having formal health and safety measures in place increases our efficiency and reduces costs in the long run by avoiding accidents, reducing illness and improving staff motivation. Implementing OHSAS 18001 standards has allowed us to thoroughly consider health and safety issues in a holistic way across the entire organization.”

Emmanuel Herve, Managing Director of BSI Hong Kong, commented, “Many people associate construction and manufacturing with high risks, but wellness and safety considerations apply to all industries – including office-based environments. By achieving OHSAS 18001 certification, Ribose is taking responsibility for the wellbeing of its staff and customers, setting a robust example for the technology industry.”


About Ribose

Ribose is a cloud collaboration platform that makes working together easy and fun. A forerunner in cloud security, Ribose is the world’s first cloud service provider certified to CSA STAR using CCM v3 and MTCS. It is also certified to ISO/IEC 27001 and CDSA CPS standards, and approved by the UK Government’s G-Cloud program for government use.

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BSI (British Standards Institution) helps businesses turn best practices into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI’s standards inspire excellence across the globe:



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