ISO Recognized for Commitment to Disaster Safety and Resilience

JERSEY CITY, N.J., February 12, 2019 — ISO, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen homes and safeguard families from natural and man-made disasters.

ISO was recognized for its commitment to disaster safety and resilience through the guidance it provides to key stakeholders at the national, state, and local levels and for its Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule program (BCEGS®). The BCEGS program evaluates the adoption and enforcement of building codes, with special emphasis on mitigation of losses from natural hazards.

“ISO’s assessments of building code adoption, enforcement, and overall quality are unparalleled in value as a predictor of future building performance and community survival,” said Leslie Chapman Henderson, president and CEO of FLASH. “Moreover, the professionalism of the ISO team has established it as the premier provider of data of this kind.”

ISO works with thousands of building code departments, fire departments, water suppliers, and local officials who look to mitigate risks and make communities safer.

“Protecting people and property from disaster is a growing challenge that requires an enormous amount of knowledge, collaboration, and support,” said Robert Andrews, vice president and chief field operations officer at ISO. “FLASH is making a huge impact through its unique programs, private/public partnerships, and public policy innovation; and we’re proud to be recognized as part of this effort.”

The award was presented at the 2018 National Disaster Resilience Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, an annual event that brings together a wide range of experts and focuses on ways to create more resilient buildings and communities.  

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About ISO
ISO, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is a leading provider of advanced tools and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry. Drawing on unique data assets and deep domain expertise, ISO products and services help insurers underwrite and price risks with greater precision and efficiency and manage claims more effectively across the spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance. For nearly 50 years, ISO has been a leader in developing innovative solutions and working with multiple stakeholders in the property/casualty insurance marketplace, including insurers, reinsurers, third-party administrators, agents and brokers, insurance regulators, and risk managers. For more information, please visit


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