Accreditations

Accreditations

The accreditations listed below are held by MES.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Attacks exploit weaknesses in IT systems and software. MES and the ERS Group are proud to have certificates of assurance with the Cyber Essentials scheme. This provides assurance that our ICT defences have been assessed as satisfactory against commodity based cyber attack. We monitor and reassess these regularly.

Fair Data Partner

Fair Data is an accreditation launched in January 2013 to show which companies handle their customers’ personal data fairly. A Fair Data company must meet the 10 Fair Data principles.

ICO

It is imperative all work undertaken by MES is carried out in compliance with all relevant confidentiality and information security policies. All data stored/processed and associated with the delivery of the services for which we have been appointed will be undertaken in accordance with these and the requirements of the relevant current data protection legislation in force. MES is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller and Data Processor.

ISO 27001

We have an Information Security Management System (ISMS) which has been independently certified by BSI as compliant with the requirements of ISO27001 for the scope of managing personal data on behalf of our clients. This is audited at regular intervals.

ISO 9001

We have a Quality Management System (QMS) which has been independently certified by BSI as compliant with the requirements of ISO9001. This is audited at regular intervals.

Information Governance Toolkit

MES has been assessed using the latest version of the IG Toolkit (14.1: 2017-2018); you can view our report here.

Living Wage Employer

We are a Living Wage Employer. By paying the real Living Wage we are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on.

Microsoft Partner

We are a Microsoft Partner – GOLD Application Development.

MRS Partner

We are a Market Research Society Company Partner. This means that we work according to latest market research regulations and abide by the MRS Code of Conduct, ensuring our research is carried out in a fair, ethical and transparent manner.

NHS Confederation Associate

MES is proud to be an Associate member of the NHS Confederation working in partnership to bring value to the NHS.

 

The Consultation Institute

MES is proud to be corporate members of The Consultation Institute, the home of public consultation best practice.