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Friday, July 9, 2021

04 - ISO 37001 Standard Development Timeline, Related ISO Committees-Standards, And SDGs Contribution

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ISO 37001 Standard Development Timeline, Related ISO Committees-Standards, And SDGs Contribution

ISO 37001 Standard timeline has been as under:

November 2015 – Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 37001 issued for consideration of participating ISO members

April 2016 – Resolution of comments received on ISO/DIS 37001 by the Project Committee ISO/PC 278, Anti-bribery management systems

October 2016 – Publication of ISO 37001:2016 Standard

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Related ISO Project Committee – ISO/PC 278, Anti-bribery management systems

Project Leader for the development of ISO 37001 Standard – Neill Stansbury

Secretary, ISO/PC 278 – Mike Henigan (BSI)

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ISO 37001:2016, Anti-bribery management system standard, was developed by ISO Project Committee ISO/PC 278. However, in 2016 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created a new technical committee ISO/TC 309 on governance of organizations. Future development of ISO 37001 Standard will be undertaken by ISO/TC 309.

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ISO/TC 309, Governance of organizations, has published a new standard ISO 37301:2021, Compliance management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.

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ISO 37001:2016 standard as well as ISO 37301:2021 standard contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

-          SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

-          SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

-          SDG 16 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

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ISO/TC 309 – Chairperson – Howard Shaw

ISO/TC 309 – Vice Chairperson – Dr Axel Kravatzky

ISO/TC 309 – Committee Manager – Mike Henigan

ISO/TC 309 – Technical Programme Manager – Nathan Taylor

ISO/TC 309 – Editorial Programme Manager – Ms Nicola Perou

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Following standards are under development stage (Information as on 7 July 2021):

-          ISO/FDIS 37000, Governance of organizations – Guidance, is issued and expected to be published in September 2021

-          ISO 37002, Whistleblowing management systems – Guidelines, is under development stage and expected to be published in July 2021

-          ISO/WD 37007, Corporate Governance – Guidelines for efficiency measurement, is under development stage

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India is participating member to ISO/TC 309, Governance of organizations.

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Let us hope for the best and make our efforts to establish and implement an Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) in organizations as per ISO 37001:2016 standard.

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Do you have any relevant questions to implement ABMS? Please let me know.

 

Best wishes,

KRS






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Thursday, July 8, 2021

03 - Background for Developing an Anti-bribery Management System Standard

 

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Background for Developing an Anti-bribery Management System Standard


Governments all over the world have made progress in addressing bribery through international agreements such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (*) and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (**) and through their national laws (***).

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In most jurisdictions, it is an offence for individuals to engage in bribery and there is a growing trend to make organizations, as well as individuals, liable for bribery.

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(*) For more details on OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, please CLICK HERE for OECD link. 

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(**) United Nations Convention against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. The Convention’s far-reaching approach and the mandatory character of many of its provisions make it a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem. The vast majority of United Nations Member States are parties to the Convention.  For more details on United Nations Convention against Corruption, please CLICK HERE for UN Convention link. Text of the Convention may be downloaded from this link. UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan says, “The Convention introduces a comprehensive set of standards, measures and rules that all countries can apply in order to strengthen their legal and regulatory regimes to fight corruption. It calls for preventive measures and the criminalization of the most prevalent forms of corruption in both public and private sectors. And it makes a major breakthrough by requiring Member States to return assets obtained through corruption to the country from which they were stolen.”

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(***) All over the world, the governments have framed anti-corruption legislation. The legal provisions of primary anti-corruption legislation in India are provided in the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018. The legislation in India criminalizes, among other things, the taking and giving ‘undue advantage’ to ‘public servants.’ Both individuals and companies are liable to be punished for an offence under the PCA (PCA = Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 + Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018).

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One of the measures adopted in UN Convention against Corruption is promoting the development of standards and procedures designed to safeguard the integrity of relevant private entities, including codes of conduct for the correct, honourable and proper performance of the activities of business and all relevant professions and the prevention of conflicts of interest, and for the promotion of the use of good commercial practices among businesses and in the contractual relations of businesses with the State. (Reference: Text of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Page 14)

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As we know the law alone is not sufficient to solve the problem of corruption or bribery. Organizations have a responsibility to proactively contribute to combating bribery. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed ISO 37001:2016 standard titled as ‘Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use). The committee responsible for the development of ISO 37001:2016 is Project Committee ISO/PC 278, Anti-bribery management systems. ISO 37001:2016 is the first edition of the standard and was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on 15 October 2016. In India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published a national Standard IS/ISO 37001:2016. You can obtain a copy of this standard from the sales counter of BIS or purchase online from BIS Website

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The problem of combating bribery can be achieved by an anti-bribery management system, for which ISO 37001:2016 standard document is intended to provide, and through leadership commitment to establishing a culture of integrity, transparency, openness and compliance. 

Let us hope for the best and make our efforts to establish and implement an Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) in organizations as per ISO 37001:2016 standard.

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Do you have any relevant questions to implement ABMS? Please let me know.

 

Best wishes,

KRS



02 - Effects of Bribery And Reasons to Have an Anti-bribery Management System

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*Effects of Bribery*

*Reasons to have an Anti-bribery Management System*

Bribery is a widespread phenomenon that raises serious social, moral, economic and political concerns.

Bribery undermines good governance.

Bribery hinders development.

Bribery distorts competition.

Bribery erodes justice.

Bribery undermines human rights.

Bribery is an obstacle to the relief of poverty.

Bribery increases the cost of doing business.

Bribery introduces uncertainties into commercial transactions.

Bribery increases the cost of goods and services.

Bribery diminishes the quality of products and services, which can lead to loss of life and property.

Bribery destroys trust in institutions and interferes with the fair and efficient operation of markets.

Bribery is an illegal offence under law.

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We know that it is an offence for individuals to engage in bribery under law.  But the law alone is not sufficient to solve the problem of bribery. Organizations should have a responsibility to proactively contribute to combating bribery. Organizations can implement ISO 37001:2016 standard for an anti-bribery management system.

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One of the tools to minimize anti-bribery practices is the implementation of an anti-bribery management system. ISO 37001:2016 is a standard that provides measures that help organizations to prevent, detect and address bribery based on the size and nature of the organization and the bribery risk the organization faces. ISO 37001:2016 standard is intended to provide, and through leadership commitment to establishing a culture of integrity, transparency, openness and compliance in the organization.

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The nature of an organization’s culture is critical to the success or failure of an anti-bribery management system.

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Let us hope for the best and make our efforts to establish and implement an Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) in organizations as per ISO 37001:2016 standard.

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Do you have any relevant questions to implement ABMS? Please let me know.

Best wishes,

KRS


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Standardize Your Process or System

 Standardize Your Process or System 




When you wish to standardize your process or system, first thing you should do is document your process or system as this will be the first opportunity to reduce variation.


Best wishes,

Keshav Ram Singhal



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Anti-Bribery Management System

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Anti-Bribery Management System
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ISO 37001:2016 is the International Standard that allows organizations of all types to prevent, detect and address bribery by adopting an anti-bribery policy, appointing a person to oversee anti-bribery compliance, training, risk assessments and due diligence on projects and business associates, implementing financial and commercial controls, and instituting reporting and investigation procedures.
Providing a globally recognized way to address a destructive criminal activity that turns over a trillion dollars of dirty money each year, ISO 37001:2016 addresses one of the world’s most destructive and challenging issues head-on, and demonstrates a committed approach to stamping out corruption.
Bribery, one of the greatest challenges to global development, is fought on different levels. Governments have taken steps to address bribery through international agreements and through their national laws. There is a further need to organize good practices to ensure effective implementation of laws.
One of the tools to minimize anti-bribery practices is the implementation of an anti-bribery management system. ISO 37001:2016 provides measures that help organizations to prevent, detect and address bribery based on the size and nature of the organization and the bribery risk it faces.
In India National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) aims to boost the anti-bribery compliance programme in order to support industries that are committed to conducting business with integrity. The NABCB scheme on anti-bribery management systems recognizes that CBs are competent and reliable in the operation of Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) certification through the demonstration of a rigorous conformity assessment process. NABCB aims to involve external and internal stakeholders who can affect and contribute to the implementation of anti-bribery management systems like public and private sectors (organizations involved in financial services, academics and other business industries) based on risks involved as per their activities for eradication of bribery.
In India NABCB has decided to create awareness and encourage the organizations (government or non-government) to get certified as per ISO 37001:2016 standard.
Best wishes,
KRS
*Courtesy* –
- ISO Website
- IAF News Website

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

# 02 - A Study of Integrated Management System – IMS - Benefits of Integrated Management System

 

# 02 - A Study of Integrated Management System – IMS

Benefits of Integrated Management System

There are several benefits of implementing an Integrated Management System in an organization. An Integrated Management System refers to the seamless integration of two or more management systems standards into a common management system that meets the requirements of each of the standards integrated to the IMS that allows the organization to work with a holistic approach. While it can be difficult to comply the requirements of two or more management systems standards in a unified system, however organizations use IMS as a panacea of all ills as if the IMS will make the management systems more efficient.  Benefits derived from implementing an IMS may be summarized as under:

-          Improvement of business focus and performance,

-          Meeting two or more management systems requirements with one set of documented information (policies and procedures),

-          Holistic approach to manage business risk,

-          Minimizing duplication of work and bureaucracy,

-          More efficient and effective internal audits as well as external audits,

-          Human resource savings,

-          Decreasing management cost,

-          Time saving,

-          Savings in total implementation cost,

-          Clear understanding of the organization’s overall policy and objectives,

-          Efficiency improvement and effectiveness of the system,

-          Communication (internal as well as external) improvement

-          Reduction in certification cost etc.

 

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Best wishes,

Keshav Ram Singhal



Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Hurrah ! I am too happy ...

 Hurrah ! I am too happy ...


More than 75,000 visitors have
visited, seen and read my blog http://qmsawareness.blogspot.com/.

I feel motivated and honoured with the popularity of my blog.


Thanks for the continuous support of the readers of my blog.


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# 01 - A Study of Integrated Management System – IMS

 # 01 - A Study of Integrated Management System – IMS

 

An Integrated Management System (IMS) combines or merges all aspects of an organization’s systems, processes and Standards into one smart system. The combination or merger allows the business to streamline its management, save time and increase efficiency by addressing and implementing all requirements of the management systems as a whole. As such, an IMS is known as a system that combines or merges the components of organization’s business into one system by implementing the requirements of two or more management systems standards, such as, ISO 9001:2015 QMS, ISO 14001:2015 EMS, ISO 14001:2018 OH&SMS, ISO 50001:2018 EnMS etc.

 

When an organization implements more than one management systems, it is necessary to reduce duplication of work and eliminate redundancy in the organization’s systems. For this an understanding of common requirements and expectations will save time and manpower.

 

There are a number of common requirements in various Management System Standards, such as:

-          Policy,

-          Objectives,

-          Competence and awareness of personnel,

-          Communication,

-          Documented information,

-          Internal audit,

-          Management review,

-          Continual improvement

-          Non-conformity and corrective action

 

Common requirements of these different standards (ISO 9001:2015 QMS, ISO 14001:2015 EMS, ISO 14001:2018 OH&SMS, ISO 50001:2018 EnMS) may be addressed by a common documented information (e. g. procedures and work instructions).

 

Now a days many organizations, all over the world, are implementing an integration approach by merging QMS, EMS, OH&SMS and EnMS. A few organizations also implement ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) in their IMS. However, in this series, we will cover only QMS, EMS, OH&SMS and EnMS.

 

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Best wishes,

Keshav Ram Singhal

 


 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Training Handbook on ISO 9001:2015 QMS Awareness

Training Handbook on ISO 9001:2015 QMS Awareness

Dear friends,
Greetings!
I am glad to inform that my work ‘Training Handbook on ISO 9001:2015 QMS Awareness’ (Kindle Edition) is now available at Amazon and that can be read in your laptop, mobile and Kindle book reader. The handbook is priced INR 200 in India and it is also available in other countries at equivalent price in other currencies.
Members of ‘Kindle Unlimited’ can read this book free of charge.
After reading the contents of this training handbook, the reader will be able to understand KEY POINTS that affect your organization and your quality management system implementation, including the following –
- Structure and terminology
- Context of the organization
- Risk-based thinking
- Organizational knowledge
- Role of top management
- Management representative's role?
- Documentation impact and requirements for documented information
- Understanding ISO 9001:2015 QMS requirements including internal audit requirements
- Implementation guidance
- Quality management principles
- Change management
- Adding value to the audit
Hope the information is useful to you.
Regards,
Keshav Ram Singhal
6 May 2021





Monday, May 3, 2021

Revision of ISO 9001:2015 QMS Standard

Revision of ISO 9001:2015 QMS Standard

 

All ISO Standards are revised every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep the standard current and relevant for the users.

 

Typically, ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard gets revised every 6 to 8 years.

 

ISO 9001 standard’s revision history is as under:

First issue published – 1987

First revision – Second issue published – 1994 – after 7 years

Second revision – Third issue published – 2000 – after 6 years

Third revision – Fourth issue published – 2008 – after 8 years

Fourth revision – Fifth revision published – 2015 – after 7 years

 

As per the history of ISO 9001 standard, revision of the standard is due, but following news may surprise you:

 

- Members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 176, Sub-Committee 2 (TC176/SC2) have taken the surprising decision not to proceed with the much-anticipated update of ISO 9001:2015.

 

- TC176/SC2 conducted a systematic review of ISO 9001:2015 “Quality management systems — Requirements”. By the narrowest of margins, they agreed that ISO 9001:2015 should be unchanged.

 

Accordingly, we may not see the next revision of the standard until the year 2030.

 

Best wishes,

Keshav Ram Singhal