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ISO 37002 - Whistleblowing

ISO 37002 is a widely recognised management system to help monitor and manage whistleblowing Management Systems designed to support your organisation in achieving excellence.

Requirements: ISO 37002 - Whistleblowing

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in brief

A well-implemented Whistleblowing Management System (ISO 37002) will support the effective management of your business and help you meet your legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations. By encouraging employees and stakeholders to report any concerns, suspicions, or misconduct, you can identify and address issues before they escalate and cause significant damage to your organisation’s reputation, finances or operations. A robust whistleblowing management system can also enhance transparency, accountability and trust and promote a culture of integrity and ethical behaviour.

Our ethos is firmly to support your company in achieving consistently high performance and service levels through effective and efficient Whistleblowing Management (ISO 37002).

AvISO is an industry-leading expert in ISO 37002, With offices in London, Kent, and Ireland, we provide global Consultancy, training & Software solutions to support sole traders to multi-national organisations to ensure they achieve the most from ISO 37002.

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  • Aviso has a 100% success rate of achieving UKAS-accredited certification for our clients
  • Aviso has experience with a wide selection of iso standards, including iso 37002, so can offer tried and tested advice on their implementation and integration
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  • We are the only UK company to publish all our Legal Registers freely and provide free no, obligation updates to anyone who requests them
  • Our approach is highly adaptable to timeframes, customised through gap analysis, and capable of taking the lead on the entire project. We have an unparalleled reputation for simplicity and strive always to maintain it

The Stages of ISO 37002

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ISO 31000 HOW AVISO CAN HELP RIGHT AWAY

ISO 3100 will support organisations with establishing and maintaining effective whistle-blower reporting mechanisms, which are critical for detecting and addressing any wrongdoing or malpractice within the organisation. By implementing ISO 37002, organisations can benefit from increased efficiency, reduced legal and reputational risks, and improved overall performance. AvISO Can help right away by:

  • Providing advice on upcoming updates to the standard and useful supporting documentation
  • support you in discussions with certification bodies to ensure you obtain the best price
  • Offer guidance on integrating ISO 37002 with existing controls and standards. This can help reduce cost, time and potential future complications.
  • Carry out an initial gap analysis of your organisation against the standard
  • Create a bridge and line of communication with statutory and regulatory bodies, consumers and suppliers
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ISO 37002 HOW AVISO CAN HELP BEFORE implementation

ISO 37002 is relevant for any organisation that wants to promote a culture of integrity and ethical behaviour, prevent and detect misconduct, and ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations. By implementing ISO 37002, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to upholding ethical standards, protecting the interests of their stakeholders, and enhancing their overall performance and reputation. Support with tender applications and the development of associated documents

  • Providing information and advice on the best course of action
  • Develop a project plan with key deliverables and a realistic timeframe
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ISO 37002 HOW AVISO CAN HELP DURING implementation

By implementing ISO 37002, you can demonstrate that you have established a robust whistleblowing management system that meets international best practices and standards. This can enhance your organisation’s credibility and reputation, demonstrating to stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors, and regulators, that you take whistleblowing seriously and are committed to preventing and addressing any misconduct Develop the required documentation in a format that most suits your company.

  • Support, organise and run any training required
  • Liaise with different members of your company to develop processes that best suit your organisation and create ownership in those that use them
  • Audit the system and make recommendations for improvement
  • Draw on the wealth of experience held by a to offer advice that not only meets compliance but is best suited to your company and its particular motivation
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ISO 37002 HOW AVISO CAN HELP AFTER implementation

After implementing ISO 37002, Maintaining ISO 37002 certification requires ongoing effort and commitment to ensuring that the organisation’s whistleblowing management system remains effective and compliant with the standard's requirements.

  • Provide a comprehensive audit schedule & process
  • Conduct audits and ensure the right outcomes are implemented
  • Report on key performance indicators and service improvement
  • Support you in discussions with your certification body and provide assistance with external assessment and surveillance visits
  • Maintain and update legal registers
  • Develop your system best to incorporate existing requirements, both legislative and voluntary
  • Chair management review meetings
  • Conduct supplier audits
  • Provide impartial professional advice on business improvement
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ISO 37002 FAQS

Most frequently asked questions about ISO 37002

WHAT IS ISO 37002?

ISO 37002 is a standard that provides guidelines on how organisations can establish and maintain effective whistle-blower management systems. It was published in 2021 by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

WHY WAS ISO 37002 CREATED?

ISO 37002 was created to help organisations manage the risks associated with whistleblowing, including legal, reputational, and financial risks. It also aims to promote ethical behaviour, transparency, and accountability in organisations.

WHAT ARE THE KEY COMPONENTS OF ISO 37002?

The key components of ISO 37002 include:

  • Establishing a culture of integrity and transparency
  • Providing channels for reporting and protecting whistle-blowers
  • Investigating and responding to reports of misconduct
  • Monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the whistle-blower management system
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING ISO 37002?

The benefits of implementing ISO 37002 include:

  • Reducing the risk of legal, financial, and reputational harm from misconduct
  • Improving employee trust and engagement
  • Enhancing transparency and accountability
  • Strengthening the organisation’s reputation and brand
CAN ISO 37002 BE CERTIFIED?

ISO 37002 does not provide for certification. However, organisations can seek independent verification or assurance of their compliance with the standard through third-party assessments or audits.

WHY DO WE NEED ISO 37002?

Effective risk management is essential for any organisation to achieve its objectives, protect its assets, and ensure long-term success. ISO 31000 provides a structured and adaptable framework for managing risks that can help organisations identify, assess, and mitigate risks that may impact their performance.

HOW MUCH DOES ISO 37002 COST?

ISO 37002 is a guidance standard that does not provide certification or accreditation, so there is no certification cost associated with it. Consultancy costs related to implementing the standard.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO IMPLEMENT ISO 37002?

The time it takes to implement ISO 37002 can vary depending on an organisation’s size, complexity, and risk management maturity level.

CAN I IMPLEMENT ISO 37002 ON MY OWN?

Yes, an organisation can implement ISO 37002 on its own. Still, it may benefit from the guidance and support of consultants or trainers with expertise in risk management and the standard's principles and guidelines.

HOW LONG IS ISO 37002 VALID ONCE IMPLEMENTED?

ISO 37002 is a guidance standard and does not provide for certification or accreditation, so there is no ISO 37002 certification validity period.

DOES THE ORGANISATION HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE TO HAVE AN ISO 37002 CERTIFICATION?

ISO 37002 can be used by any organisation, regardless of its size, sector, or location. It is particularly relevant for organisations that operate in industries where ethical and legal misconduct is common, such as finance, healthcare, and government.

WHY SHOULD WE USE AVISO FOR OUR ORGANISATION?
  • We provide innovative and practical solutions
  • AvISO has an industry-leading reputation and a 100% certification success rate with the UKAS accreditation service. All our consultants are certified lead auditors and experts in their field for providing a first-class service.
  • We are experts with 10 years of experience in guiding businesses to success.
  • We proudly practice what we preach – certified ISO 9001, 27001 and Cyber Essentials qualified.
  • Our client-focused approach focuses on creating value for your Business, not simply ticking clauses off a checklist. You can view our <clients testimonials here.
HOW MUCH DETAILED COMPANY INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR ISO 37002

ISO 37002 is a standard that provides guidelines for whistleblowing management systems. The standard does not prescribe the specific amount or level of detail of company information required, as this will depend on each organisation's size, complexity, and risk profile.

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