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Standards Australia plays key role in development of world's first compliance management standard

​​The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published on 5 December the world’s first international standard for compliance management, ISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems - Guidelines. The Standard is designed to assist businesses and organisations with implementing and maintaining compliance systems.
 
Standards Australia ran the secretariat of the Project Committee ISO/PC 271 Compliance Management Systems, which was responsible for producing the publication. Alongside Australia were 12 participating member nations from around the world which all contributed to the development of the compliance standard.
 
In general terms, the intended goal of compliance management is for companies to ensure they fulfil all laws and regulations in how they manage their business, staff and customers.
 
Mr Martin Tolar, Managing Director of GRC Institute, chaired the ISO/PC 271 Compliance Management Systems committee throughout the development process.
 
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