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Update on Project with International Standards Organisation (ISO) and WFEO

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organization comprising a global network of national standards bodies. It provides a platform for developing international standards and practical tools through common understanding and cooperation with all stakeholders.

WFEO is a Category A Liaison Organization at ISO.

Since 2018, WFEO has been represented at the ISO Technical Committee TC 309 by:

  • Eng. Kamel Ayadi, Past Chair Anti-Corruption Committee, Past President WFEO (2011-2013)
  • Eng. Martin Manuwha, Past Chair Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Dr Marlene Kanga, WFEO President (2017-2019) who has been a member of two working groups:
    • WG 1 – ISO 37000 Guidance for the Governance of Organizations
    • WG 2 – Guidance for ISO37001 Anti Bribery Guidance

Working Group 1 (WG1) has developed the draft international standards ISO 37000 Guidance for the Governance of Organizations. Global consultations occurred between June and August 2020. As part of its contribution to the work of the group, WFEO hosted a consultation webinar on the draft international standards ISO37000 Guidance for the Governance of Organizations, on 11 July 2020.

The webinar was moderated by the Chair, Committee for Anti-Corruption Eng. Papias Kazawadi Dedeki and the speaker was WFEO Immediate Past president Dr Marlene Kanga. She has been closely involved in the development of the draft standard since 2018. The webinar had 47 attendees from 20 countries. A survey was also sent to attendees and members of the WFEO Committee for Anti-Corruption.

The standard is expected to be published in early 2021.

The consultation page is available in this page

Working Group 2 (WG2) is responsible for developing an ISO Handbook in support of ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems. Publication is expected by Dec. 2020.

Working Group 3 (WG3) is responsible for the development of the standard, ISO 37002 Whistleblowing Management Systems. Consultation occurred between June and August 2020. Publication is expected in early 2021.

Working Group 4 (WG4) is responsible for the development of the standard, ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems, Requirements for Guidance. Consultation occurred between March and June 2020. Publication is expected in early 2021.

The contribution of WFEO is highly valued in the consultation phase of the development of standards and we are able to bring the voice and perspective of representatives from around the world, especially from Asia and Africa. A report on the support provided by Dr Marlene Kanga as a Liaison representative of WFEO for the ISO TC 309 Plenary meeting to be held on 6th November 2020.

The Work of ISO Technical Committee, TC 309


For more information:

WFEO consultation on draft international standard ISO 37000 – Governance of organisations

WFEO Consultations webpage

WFEO Committee on Anti-Corruption website

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