Wolt, a Helsinki-based technology company known for its local commerce platform, started its ISO 27001 certification process in 2021. Nixu Certification approved the audit in autumn 2022. The certified information security management system (ISMS) covers Wolt's product & platform development, engineering, and associated support teams in six Wolt offices worldwide. The continued validity of the certificate requires regular follow-up audits. This means Wolt will continue working with Nixu Certification also in the future.
Wolt provides an online platform for consumers, merchants, and couriers. It connects people looking to order food and other goods with people interested in selling and delivering them. To enable this, Wolt develops a wide range of technologies from local logistics to retail software and financial solutions – and operates its own grocery stores under the Wolt Market brand.
The key driver for the certification was improving trust in Wolt as a partner. “ISO 27001 certificate smoothens the negotiations with new business partners. We don’t have to ask our business partners to trust our word in implementing good security practices, but actually have a certification of compliance to show for it”, says Samu Ahvenjärvi, Security Lead in Governance, Risk & Compliance at Wolt. “ISO 27001 certification shows that Wolt has a proactive approach towards information security and has adopted best practices to minimize threats”, Ahvenjärvi continues.
“For Nixu Certification, working with rapidly growing start-up-minded companies is always a positive challenge. It was great to see that Wolt’s security team was focused and truly committed to maintaining and improving its information security management. Ensuring that appropriate procedures are in place at all times is of utmost importance when a company is expanding rapidly,” says Ville Koskinen, Lead Auditor at Nixu Certification.
Wolt recognizes that the work with data privacy and security never ends. The company is committed to developing its existing information security practices and processes and growing its maturity as the environments keep changing. “It’s not just about the certificate, even though it is a great internal tool and asset, but the process itself was valuable as it pushed us to improve our overall security posture and process maturity”, Ahvenjärvi concludes.
“We appreciate working with companies like Wolt that really put effort into improving their information security posture. We are happy to offer our high cybersecurity expertise to elevate the security level of world-class companies,” says Niki Klaus, Managing Director of Nixu Certification.
Niki Klaus, Managing Director, Nixu Certification
Nixu in brief:
Nixu Certification Oy is an independent subsidiary of Nixu Corporation, and a Certification Body accredited by the Finnish Accreditation Service. Additionally, Nixu Certification is an official Information Security Inspection Body approved by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-FI). Nixu Certification focuses only on cybersecurity audits and assessments, such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and CSA (Cloud Security Alliance).
Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of about 400 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.
Wolt is a Helsinki-based technology company that provides an online platform for consumers, merchants and couriers. It connects people looking to order food and other goods with people interested in selling and delivering them. To enable this, Wolt develops a wide range of technologies from local logistics to retail software and financial solutions – as well as operating its own grocery stores under the Wolt Market brand. Wolt’s products include Wolt+ (subscription service), Wolt at Work (service for companies), Wolt Drive (last-mile logistics) and Wolt Self Delivery (service for vendors who have their own delivery). Wolt was founded in 2014 and joined forces with DoorDash in 2022. DoorDash operates in 27 countries today, 23 of which are with the Wolt product and brand.