Mr Georgi Simeonov, Managing Director of Oberthur Fiduciaire AD, the joint venture between the Bulgaria National Bank Print Works and Oberthur Fiduciaire (OFAD), has released the following statement in response to the news at the recent High Security Conference in Malta that the Bulgarian National Bank has been awarded “ Best New Banknote” for the revised 100 Lev banknote .
“OFAD sends its congratulations to the Bulgarian National Bank for this great award and is proud to have played its part in designing and producing the new 100 Lev which combines some of the most modern printed banknote security features as well as showcasing Bulgaria ‘s 21 century outlook and perspective”
The ISO accreditation is granted to those companies who have incorporated into their management systems, processes to prevent bribery by the accredited organization; by the organization’s personnel acting on the organization’s behalf or for its benefit; by the organization’s business associates acting on the organization’s behalf or for its benefit; bribery of the organization’s personnel in relation to the organization’s activities; and
bribery of the organization’s business associates in relation to the organization’s activities.
Oberthur Fiduciaire is the first company in the banknote industry to have successfully achieved this important ISO benchmark. Commenting on the accreditation, Mr Thomas Savare, CEO, said “ We are delighted to be the first banknote company to have achieved ISO37001 which demonstrates Oberthur Fiduciaire’s determination to adhere to the highest standards of corporate behaviour. I believe it is essential that the Banknote industry looks “outward” and measures itself against the high standards set by other industries in this area – not just our own industry. Securing ISO 37001 enables the banknote industry to do this. We also believe that our customers can use ISO37001 throughout their whole supply chain- not just their banknote printers, as they can mandate that all their suppliers, in whatever field , secure ISO37001 accreditation. From the feedback we have already received, our customers recognise the benefits that ISO37001 will bring to them in this context”
Oberthur Fiduciaire and Kurz have announced that they will be co-operating on the development and promotion of window based, and other related, security features in the future.
Commenting on this news, Thomas Savare, CEO, said that this collaboration demonstrated Oberthur’s, and VHP Security Paper’s, desire to provide its customers with leading edge, windowed based security features and to explore the potential for this platform in the future. In turn, Peter Muehlfelder of Kurz, said his company welcomed the opportunity of working with one of the industry’s leading companies in this important area of security feature development “