Professional Standards

Our dedicated team makes every effort to match your corporate style with the most suitable translators. To maintain the highest possible standards, we use only the best translators available. More than 90% of our translations are carried out by translators living in their native country.

ISO 17100

Planet Languages was one of the first companies in the world to achieve certification to the international ISO 17100 translation services standard. This is the definitive quality standard for the translation industry. In order for a translation project to comply with the standard, our process includes a key additional step, which is that every translation must be sent to an independent linguist for revision.

ISO 18587

We were also among the first companies to achieve certification to the ISO 18587 post-editing of Machine Translation (MT) output standard. We have evaluated a variety of machine translation providers and are using translation memory software that can easily integrate with any chosen machine translation provider.

If you feel that your project may benefit from the use of MT, please get in touch, so that we can demonstrate the outstanding results of our recent evaluations.

ISO 14001 and ISO 27001

We are currently working towards certification to the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard and the ISO 27001 information security management standard.

Association of Translation Companies

Planet Languages is a full member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), the only association representing professional translation companies in the UK. Member companies must abide by the Association’s strict Code of Professional Conduct. One of the ATC’s criteria is that members must carry professional indemnity insurance, so that in the unlikely event of a successful claim of negligence against us, we will be able to meet our financial obligations. Our current level of insurance cover of £1,000,000 is ten times the ATC’s recommended minimum amount.