What is ISO 37002 Whistleblowing Management Systems Standard for?
The ISO Whistleblowing Standard provides guidelines to assist organisations in creating whistleblowing management systems based on trust, impartiality, and protection principles. The guidelines are adaptable, and their use will vary with the size, nature, complexity and jurisdiction of the organisation’s activities. The guidelines can assist an organisation in improving its existing whistleblowing policy and procedures or complying with applicable whistleblowing legislation.
The ISO Whistleblower Guidelines provide advice to organisations for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving a whistleblowing management system, with the following outcomes:
- Encouraging and facilitating reporting of wrongdoing
- Ensuring reports of wrongdoing are dealt with in a proper and timely manner
- Improving organisational culture and governance
- Supporting and protecting whistleblowers and other interested parties
- Reducing the risks of wrongdoing
What are the ISO whistleblower guidelines intended to address?
The ISO Whistleblower Guidelines give principles for establishing, implementing and maintaining an effective whistleblowing management system based on the principles of trust, impartiality and protection in the following four steps:
- Receiving reports of wrongdoing
- Assessing reports of wrongdoing
- Addressing reports of wrongdoing
- Concluding whistleblowing cases.
The ISO Whistleblower Guidelines are generic and intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size and nature of activities, and whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sector. You can easily adjust the programme that you are building based on your organisation’s needs.