United Development gets ISO certification for business continuity management system

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This makes UDC the first developer and The Pearl-Qatar the first community in Qatar to be certified for implementing strong business continuity management systems and strategies
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United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, has obtained the ISO 22301:2019 certification for developing and implementing a ‘business continuity management system’ that conforms to globally-recognized standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

A view of the Gewan Island Entrance. United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company, is the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island. Main image (top) of Gewan Island Development. (Supplied pics)

This international recognition was awarded to UDC by Alcumus, UK, after a comprehensive and extensive external audit of all of the company’s critical services including management of engineering and construction activities, management of residential, retail and common areas, community services as well as maintenance of all commercial and residential infrastructure, facilities, buildings, and assets owned and maintained by UDC.

This makes UDC the first developer and The Pearl-Qatar the first community in Qatar to be certified for implementing strong business continuity management systems and strategies with a comprehensive approach to resilience-enabling update, control and deployment of effective plans, as well as accounting for contingencies, capabilities, and business needs to deal with disruptive incidents while continuing to operate essential functions.

“The ISO 22301:2019 certification is a testament to UDC’s commitment to operational excellence and resilience in the face of unprecedented crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, and reflects the company’s capability to efficiently manage business interruption, disaster, and recovery, while maintaining The Pearl-Qatar’s position as a leading destination for a premium lifestyle,” the company said in a statement issued on Sunday.

“While UDC begun the implementation process of its business continuity management system back in 2017, receiving the ISO accreditation is a further guarantee that residents, customers, and business partners can rely on UDC to stay functional even in times of crisis,” the statement added.

UDC is a leading Qatari public shareholding company engaged in identifying and investing in long-term projects that contributing to the country’s growth and provide shareholder value. Its activities cover a multitude of vital investment sectors including real-estate development, property management, infrastructure, and utilities, maritime and hospitality related businesses.

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