Absolute Interpreting and Translations has obtained many Awards and Accreditations over the past decade and half that we have operated. We have been able to obtain these as we are dedicated to providing all of our clients with the best possible service. We have obtained various different types of Awards and Accreditations including testimonies, ISO accreditations accredited Memberships, and some others. All of these can be found documented in our blog, however just to give clients some reassurance about our excellence we have complied some of the most notable ones below:
Absolute Interpreting and Translation’s ISO Accreditations:
One of the many institutions that have given Absolute Awards and Accreditations is the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The ISO is an international regulatory body that sets international standards for businesses and institutions who intended to operate across borders and is largely recognised as the qualifier for the world stage in almost all professional sectors. Given Absolutes Interpreting and Translation’s pride in its global outlook we are proud to say we have been accredited by the ISO on Three grounds these are:
ISO17100 is an accreditation that certifies quality management systems for translations. This means that buyers purchasing translation services from accredited firms are assured that the service they purchase will be of an international standard in terms of quality.
ISO 9001 which sets the standard for quality management systems in general. This means that clients who receive service from us will be assured of the quality of the language service, regardless of the service in question. To achieve this certification we had to prove that we are consistently excellent in everything we do and that we have procedures in place to prevent clients from ever slipping through the cracks.
ISO 27001 Which assures we have taken sufficient precaution in terms of our cybersecurity frameworks. This ensures that the data, including sensitive legal documents sent in for certified translation and employee registration, are handled carefully through secure channels. This means both our clients and employees can take comfort in the knowledge that their data is kept safe and secure.
Absolute Interpreting and Translation’s Professional Registration & Accredited Memberships:
One of the less obvious types of awards and accreditations that an institution can receive is professional registration. Memberships are not always easy to obtain especially not professional memberships, this is why they are treated as a form of accreditation. This is certainly true for language service providers, which have various prestigious professional associations dedicated to ensuring that the language service providers provide their services to the highest standard. These associations function as a filter by only accrediting the best providers. Absolute Interpreting and Translations takes pride in being a member of such associations, thereby maintaining the reputation of the language service industry as an industry dedicated to quality. Associations that Absolute Interpreting and Translations are members of include:
The ATC (Association of Translation Companies): Absolute Interpreting and Translations is a registered and accredited member of the ATC. The ATC is a UK based professional association founded with the ambition of ensuring the quality of language services in the UK stays high. They accomplished this by setting strict membership perquisites on the standards at which language services are provided, including certain ISO accreditations. They also require proof that the quality standards of their members are maintained by requesting Audits take place at set intervals and offer a complaint procedure for aggrieved customers, deterring bad-practice.
By extension of being a member of the ATC, Absolute Interpreting and Translations is also a member of the EU ATC which is the union of language service providers in Europe, in which the UK is represented through the ATC.
Data Protection Register: Absolute Interpreting and Translations is a member of the government Data Protection register. The Data Protection Register is a register of companies working with large amounts of sensitive data. The register functions as a safety mechanism by accrediting firms and institutions which handled the data they collect safely for the benefit and confidence of clients and employees.
Engagement With Local Communities:
Ultimately, all language service providers serve their end-users, therefore the largest awards and accreditations must be awarded by them. Hence Absolute Interpreting and Translations never fails to recognise and get involved with its end-users and the communities which they inhabit. Examples of such community engagement include:
• Delivering an IPSI lecture at Aston University
• Engaging with various Higher Education establishments by featuring in their job shops
• Contributing to the apprenticeship programs.
• Sponsoring BCP (Black Country Partnerships) awards ceremony.
• Contributor to Child protection UK’s drug awareness campaign.
• contributing to BBC’s children in need