Defending the right to question IIP success

The latest survey on the lack of impact of IIP status provides more support to our original research back in 2006 which reached the same conclusion.

Though there are no doubt some benefits to certain organisations going through the IIP process, we questioned the premise that IIP trumpets regarding improving business performance and highlighted that badging had become the de facto driver of involvement – not the original intent.

We also highlighted issues regarding the integrity of the standard itself and the overuse of random anecdotal information in its marketing literature. We were subjected to some vitriol at the time for questioning the standard, but now feel somewhat vindicated with this latest evidence.

Nicholas Higgins

Chief executive,



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