WISeKey Group Subsidiary SEALSQ achieves ISO 14001 Certification
GENEVA – October 12, 2023: WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leader in cybersecurity, digital identity, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions operating as a holding company, today announced that its Semiconductors & PKI subsidiary SEALSQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LAES) has achieved ISO 14001 certification.
ISO 14001 is a global standard for setting out criteria for an Environmental Management System, providing a framework for measuring and improving the environmental impact and climate risks of an organization, as well as implementing a structured path to mitigate them and fulfilling compliance obligations.
To achieve certification, SEALSQ successfully completed multiple rigorous audits conducted by Bureau Veritas. Several criteria must be met and incorporated into the EMS. These included:
- analyzing regulatory compliance,
- understanding and developing mitigation processes for environmental impacts,
- identifying interested parties that want the company to lower environmental risks,
- developing procedures to manage environmental risks and opportunities in everyday processes including daily tasks, emergency response, and setting goals and metrics.
As part of its ISO 14001 certification, SEALSQ is committed to achieving a number of environmental objectives including reduction of e-waste, elimination of plastic in packaging and implementation of proactive energy efficiency measures to decrease the environmental impacts of its operations.
“Achieving ISO 14001 certification, which is the globally recognized standard for Environmental Management System, is a key achievement and we are very pleased to have reached this significant milestone with SEALSQ,” said Carlos Moreira, CEO of SEALSQ and the WISeKey Group.
“WISeKey and SEALSQ are committed to understanding and effectively managing our impacts on the environment by engaging in environmentally friendly business practices, aiming to produce the most efficient and secure products in the industry,” said Bernard Vian, Managing Director. “We worked very hard to achieve ISO 14001 certification. As a result, our customers, employees and shareholders can feel confident that SEALSQ shares common concerns and goals related to environmental responsibility.”
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SEALSQ (Nasdaq: LAES) is a subsidiary of the WISeKey Group that focuses on developing and selling Semiconductors, PKI and Post-Quantum technology hardware and software products. Our Post-Quantum solutions include Post-Quantum microchips and devices that can be used in a variety of applications, from Multi-Factor Authentication devices, Home Automation, and IT Network Infrastructure, to Automotive, Industrial Automation and Control Systems.
Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) refers to cryptographic methods that are secure against an attack by a quantum computer. As quantum computers become more powerful, they may be able to break many of the cryptographic methods that are currently used to protect sensitive information, such as RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). PQC aims to develop new cryptographic methods that are secure against quantum attacks. For more information, visit www.sealsq.com
WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN; Nasdaq: WKEY) is a global leader in cybersecurity, digital identity, and IoT solutions platform. It operates as a Swiss-based holding company through several operational subsidiaries, each dedicated to specific aspects of its technology portfolio. The subsidiaries include (i) SEALSQ Corp (Nasdaq: LAES), which focuses on semiconductors, PKI, and post-quantum technology products, (ii) WISeKey SA which specializes in RoT and PKI solutions for secure authentication and identification in IoT, Blockchain, and AI, (iii) WISeSat AG which focuses on space technology for secure satellite communication, specifically for IoT applications, and (iv) WISe.ART Corp which focuses on trusted blockchain NFTs and operates the WISe.ART marketplace for secure NFT transactions.
Each subsidiary contributes to WISeKey’s mission of securing the internet while focusing on their respective areas of research and expertise. Their technologies seamlessly integrate into the comprehensive WISeKey platform. WISeKey secures digital identity ecosystems for individuals and objects using Blockchain, AI, and IoT technologies. With over 1.6 billion microchips deployed across various IoT sectors, WISeKey plays a vital role in securing the Internet of Everything. The company’s semiconductors generate valuable Big Data that, when analyzed with AI, enable predictive equipment failure prevention. Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey cryptographic Root of Trust, WISeKey provides secure authentication and identification for IoT, Blockchain, and AI applications. The WISeKey Root of Trust ensures the integrity of online transactions between objects and people. For more information on WISeKey’s strategic direction and its subsidiary companies, please visit www.wisekey.com.
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