Mark is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious accolades,
granted to organizations in recognition of a level of service that
goes beyond the boundaries of normal excellence.
over three hundred years ago, the Imperial Mark was used to reward
merchants and traders who offered an superior level of service,
as well as to encourage others to strive towards these standards.
From it's initial founding the Mark endured turbulent eras of history,
including a period of seventy two years during which not a single
Mark was commissioned.
However the noble principles at the heart of the Imperial Mark ensured
it's continuation in a limited form until 1994.
It was in 1994 that
governance of the Imperial Mark was acquired by the International
Charter Organization and it was reestablished allowing it to be
applied to international companies irrespective of their location
or services provided.
In it's original form an Imperial Mark was awarded to the actual
proprietor of a business, thus when ownership of a business changed
the Mark was lost and had to be renewed. During the last major reformation
this clause was amended to allow an Imperial Mark to be applied
to a company.
Today the Mark
is seen as a sign of exceptional quality, denoting the highest possible
standard of quality and a level of service that is unsurpassed anywhere
else in the world.
In keeping with
it's original tenets only the very best companies in the world are
considered for the award, companies whose products and services
are worthy of admiration by peers and the world in general.