April/MayISO 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 standard is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.

The consultation draft and ballot (DIS) for ISO 37301 closed on 5th June 2020, and the draft was APPROVED. The comments made on the DIS were discussed by WG4 at its meeting September and the standard will submitted for final ballot, with a view to being published in April/May 2021.

Please note that 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)

WG4 Secretary is Ms. Gengjie Wang - wanggj@cnis.ac.cn  

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External liaison organizations may also apply to be involved in the work, provided they meet certain criteria (e.g. not for profit, membership based with a process for stakeholder engagement and consensus decision-making). Please contact TC309 Secretary for more information.


Martin Tolar
Martin Tolar
Convenor, TC309/WG4
Please contact via the WG4 Secretary, Ms. Gengjie Wang (wanggj@cnis.ac.cn)
Dr. Yiyi Wang
Dr. Yiyi Wang
Co-Convenor, TC309/WG4
Please contact via the WG4 Secretary, Ms. Gengjie Wang (wanggj@cnis.ac.cn)