CRI Group Earns BSI Certification for Security Checks

Becomes first investigative research company in Middle East to receive BS 7858:2012 certification

From our latest press release:

CRI Group has become the first investigative research company in the Middle East to receive the BS 7858:2012 certification for security checks from internationally recognized training and certification body BSI.

The certification recognizes CRI Group’s expertise in screening services including identity checks, financial checks, employment checks and criminal records checks, as follows:

Identity checks

  • ID confirmation
  • Five years address history
  • Right to Work check
  • Character references
  • SIA (UK)/Relevant Licence check (if applicable)

Financial checks

  • Bankruptcy / Insolvency / IVA
  • CCJ (Up to £10,000) for UK
  • Regional Trial Courts (outside UK)
  • Credit score

Employment checks

  • Five or 10 years employment history
  • Gap referencing (more in-depth and extended to 31 days)

Criminal records

  • Basic Disclosure
  • Local Trial Court Record

Founded in 1901, BSI (also known as British Standards Institution) is the UK national standards body that works with thousands of organizations in more than 150 countries. BSI is accredited by 20 local and international bodies.

BSI’s security checks certification recognizes CRI Group’s capabilities “regarding the background screening (vetting) of individuals employed in an environment where the security and safety of people, goods or property is a requirement of the employing organization’s operations, or where such security screening is in the public interest.” The certification process includes a rigorous audit and inspection of CRI Group’s quality management systems.

Zafar I. Anjum, CRI Group’s president and CEO, said that the being the first investigative firm in the Middle East to earn BS 7858:2012 is a point of pride for the company. The certification demonstrates the firm’s commitment to “providing the highest standards and delivery of professional background screening services.”

CRI Group has always provided the highest level of professional security checks, and we frequently conduct background screening investigations in geographic regions not serviced or accessible by larger investigative firms,” Zafar said. “Conducting thorough security checks is an important proactive measure to help keep any business safe.”