Information about ISO 37301
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ISO 37301 - Certification of compliance management systems
ISO 37301 now closes this gap: it not only replaces ISO 19600, but is also a certification standard that sets clear and verifiable requirements for compliance management systems. Thus, it offers organizations the opportunity to demonstrate the implementation of an effective CMS through certification.
What is a compliance management system?
What is the purpose of ISO 37301?
How does ISO 37301 relate to other standards?
ISO 37301 and ISO 19600
ISO 37301 replaces ISO 19600, which was originally published in 2014. Unlike ISO 19600, ISO 37301 is not a guideline, but a certification standard.
What is the certification process of ISO 37301?
First, you exchange information with us about your company, your management system, and the goals of a certification. On this basis, you will promptly receive a detailed and transparent offer, tailored to your individual needs.
Especially for larger certification projects, a planning meeting is a valuable opportunity to get to know your auditor as well as to develop an individual audit program for all departments and locations involved.
A pre-audit also offers the opportunity to identify potential for improvement as well as strengths of your management system in advance. Both services are optional.
The certification audit starts with a system analysis (audit stage 1) and the evaluation of your documentation, objectives, results of your management review and internal audits. In this process, we determine whether your compliance management system is sufficiently developed and ready for certification.
In the next step (system audit stage 2), your DQS auditor assesses the effectiveness of all management processes on site. In a final meeting, they will provide you with a detailed presentation of the results and possible improvement potential for your company. If necessary, action plans will be agreed upon.
After the certification audit, the results are evaluated by the independent certification board of DQS. You will receive an audit report documenting the audit results. If all requirements of ISO 37301 are met, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate.
To ensure that your company continues to meet all the important criteria of the standard after the certification audit, we conduct surveillance audits on an annual basis. This provides competent support for the continuous improvement of your management system and business processes.
The certificate is valid for a maximum of three years. Recertification is carried out in good time before expiry to ensure continued compliance with the applicable standard requirements. Upon fulfillment, a new certificate is issued.