Milliken & Co. Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

Milliken Achieves ISO Certification. Milliken logo.

Milliken & Co. recently completed the ISO 27001:2022 (ISO/IEC 27001) certification process for information security management systems as part of the company’s commitment to data privacy and security. 

The ISO 27001 certification provides third-party verification of the Spartanburg, South Carolina-based company’s ability to apply risk management processes to preserve data confidentiality, integrity and availability, according to a news release. 

“ISO 27001 benchmarks our efforts against leading industry practices and signals to our stakeholders that we are committed to the highest levels of data security,” said David Smart, executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief information officer. “Milliken is known for innovation and manufacturing excellence, and this certification affirms that our data practices demonstrate that same spirit of continuous improvement.” 

The ISO 27001 program promotes a holistic approach to information security that supports risk management, cyber-resilience and operational excellence. The standard requires an organization to implement comprehensive policies, procedures and controls that oversee all aspects of information security, such as risk assessment, access control, encryption, incident response and auditing. 

Schellman, the independent ANAB- and UKAS-accredited certification body, completed comprehensive audits of Milliken’s organizational and technological controls over several months.

For Milliken, ISO 27001 certification not only validates ongoing efforts to safeguard customer and supplier data, but audits also extend to internal processes that secure sensitive associate and company data. A highly protected Milliken ISMS helps mitigate threats that lead to data leaks and supply chain interruptions, among other cybersecurity attacks, company officials said. 

The scope of Milliken’s ISO 27001 certification includes activities that protect its manufacturing of chemical, floor covering, textile and healthcare products, as well as Performance Solutions by Milliken services. 

“We’re taking steps to ensure our data is as secure as possible, and we’ve found the ISO 27001 standard to be one of the best-known assessments available,” said Ken Brown, Milliken’s director of cyber security and governance. “Milliken stakeholders trust our company with their confidential data each day, and we want to provide assurance that this trust is well-placed.”

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