ISO 19600:2014

Compliance management systems — Guidelines

ISO 19600:2014 provides guidance for establishing, developing, implementing, evaluating, maintaining and improving an effective and responsive compliance management system within an organization.

ISO 19600 is a standard that follows the common high-level structure for ISO management system standards. Management systems at all levels need to be integrated with the QMS in place by implementing essential elements of ISO 19600, which are supplemented based on how they need to conform to the specific requirements of your business.

The guidelines of ISO 19600:2014 are important for all types of organizations. The extent to which these guidelines will be enforced depends on the size, structure, business goals, and goals of other employees not involved in the ISO 19600:2014.

Compliance requirements include:

  • Laws and regulations.
  • Permits, licences or other forms of authorization.
  • Orders, rules or guidance issued by government.
  • Judgments of courts or administrative tribunals.
  • Treaties, conventions and protocols.

Compliance commitments include:

  • Agreements with public authorities and customers;
  • Organizational requirements, such as policies and procedures;
  • Voluntary principles or codes of practice;
  • Voluntary labelling or environmental commitments;
  • Any obligations rising under contractual arrangements.
  • Relevant organizational and industry standards

Requirement for ISO 19600:2014 Certification

  • ISO 19600 provides a risk based approach to Compliance management.
  • System alignment with the organization structure.
  • ISO 19600 provides guidance on compliance.
  • Integration Compliance Management with other Management Systems.

Benefits of ISO 19600:2014 Certification

  • Leadership and commitment
  • Organizations roles, responsibilities and authorities.
  • Competence and training
  • Awareness
  • Establishing controls and procedures.
  • Outsourcing Process procedures.