It highlights the Institution's capacity to respond effectively to an emergency situation.
Madrid, 16 April 2019.- AENOR, the leading entity in the field of certification, has awarded IFEMA the Emergency Management certificate, by which it accredits the Institution's capacity to provide an effective response to an emergency situation. This certificate is based on the UNE-EN ISO 22320 Standard for the Protection and Security of Citizens. Emergency Management. Incident response requirements.
The General Director of IFEMA, Eduardo López-Puertas, who has received the ISO 22320 certificate from AENOR's Director of Sectorial Marketing and Product, Pablo Corróns, has highlighted that "by obtaining this certificate, IFEMA's capacity to manage emergency situations is demonstrated, both by the work of its security team and by the facilities, which are equipped with the latest technologies and quality standards in this area".
For Pablo Corróns, "the AENOR certificate for Emergency Management demonstrates that IFEMA successfully applies the best practices in the world in this area, contained in the international standard ISO 22320. AENOR has certified the first 30 organizations according to this standard, whose ultimate goal is to save lives and minimize possible damages.
The constant renovation of the security systems of its facilities is one of the areas to which IFEMA pays special attention, with the aim of ensuring adequate protection and quality to the 3.6 million visitors who come to its premises each year, and through which 700,000 vehicles circulate. Thus, for example, last September, the Institution completed the installation of a high security system for access control and video surveillance at Feria de Madrid, consisting of a set of protection devices designed with state-of-the-art barriers, as well as video surveillance equipment deployed in strategic positions, fully integrated and operated centrally.
Photo caption: The General Director of IFEMA, Eduardo López-Puertas, together with the Security, People and CSR team, received the certificate from Pablo Corróns, Director of Sectorial Marketing and Product of AENOR.
IFEMA occupies the first position of the fair industry in Spain, and one of the main in Europe, thanks to the scope of its activity as an operator, as well as the capacity and quality of its facilities. Its commitment is to boost business development, encourage innovation and contribute to the internationalization of companies. All this, through the organization of business meetings that provide value, and that fulfill the main commitment of IFEMA as it is to generate wealth and employment in their environment. More than 700 fairs, congresses and events of different kinds, which bring together more than 33,000 companies and 3.6 million visitors, make IFEMA one of the main players in business tourism on an international scale, positioning Madrid as one of the most dynamic destinations in the world.
AENOR is a professional services entity that identifies and helps to correct the gaps in competitiveness of companies, sectors and the economic fabric through the generation of trust. AENOR is the leading certification body in Spain. AENOR is a global entity, which already operates in 90 countries in the activities of certification, verification, validation, inspection, analysis, training and information services. Currently, more than 80,000 work centres have some of the AENOR certificates in fields such as Quality Management, Sustainability, Safety and Health at Work, Digitalisation or Compliance.