ISO 37301 Compliance management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

Following the systematic review of ISO 19600 Compliance management systems - Guidelines, TC309 requested a task group to examine the options for a revision and in September 2018, it was agreed to revise ISO 19600 as a requirements standard (with a new number, ISO 37301). The work has been assigned to ISO/TC 309 Working Group 4 (WG4) and the first meeting is taking place in Sydney, Australia, from 5th to 8th November 2018. The standard is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. The guidelines in ISO 19600:2014 will current until publication of ISO 37301.

Scope of the standard

ISO 37301 will specify requirements and provides guidance for use for establishing, developing, implementing, evaluating, maintaining and improving an effective and responsive compliance management system within an organization.

The requirements of this document are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and nature of activity, and whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

This International Standard is based on the principles of good governance, proportionality, transparency and sustainability.

This is a Type A management systems standard.               


WG4 Leadership

The ISO/TC 309/WG4 Convenor is Martin Tolar (Australia) and the co-Convenor is Dr. Yiyi Wang (China)

Please contact the WG4 leadership via TC309 Secretary, Mike Henigan -

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Martin Tolar
Martin Tolar
Convenor, TC309/WG4
Please contact via the TC309 Secretary
Dr. Yiyi Wang
Dr. Yiyi Wang
Co-Convenor, TC309/WG4
Please contact via the TC309 Secretary