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What is an ISO Compliance Register?

An ISO Compliance Register is simply a compilation of all the Compliance Obligations that you have.

The ISO Compliance Register tool allows you to manage all this information in a way that is easy to use. For example, you can create multiple registers in your system; one for Quality, one for Environment for example!

What are Compliance Obligations in the ISO Standards?

In the ISO Management Standards, Compliance Obligations is the preferred term that refers to both ‘legal requirements’ and also requirements that are imposed by other interested parties, such as Regulators, Advisory Bodies, Customers or Industry Bodies.

The official definition is:

‘legal requirements that an organization has to comply with and other requirements that an organization has to or chooses to comply with’
Some of the Standards state that Compliance Obligations will include, but not be limited to:

  • Applicable laws and regulations
  • Voluntary commitments
  • Organizational and industry standards
  • Contractual relationships
  • Codes of practice
  • Agreements with community groups or non-governmental organizations

Compliance Obligations are therefore requirements that an organisation must take into account when planning and managing it’s ISO management systems. Due to the context of the industry or sector, some standards will use multiple terms, so look out for:

  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  • Statutory requirements