What is ISO 19600:2014 - CMS?

ISO 19600, Compliance Management Systems – Guidelines, is a compliance standard introduced by the International Organization for Standardisation in April 2014. As its title suggests, it operates as an advisory standard and is not used for accreditation or certification. ISO 19600:2014 provides guidance for establishing, developing, implementing, evaluating, maintaining, and improving an effective and responsive compliance management system within an organization.

The key topic areas covered are:

  • Understanding the scope and context of the compliance management system
  • Examining the crucial role played by the organization’s leadership
  • Understanding the origin of compliance obligations
  • Using compliance as a risk mitigation tool
  • How to establish compliance objectives
  • The use of training to raise awareness and embed a strong culture of compliance
  • How to develop effective communication and supporting documentation
  • Achieving organizational ownership of the compliance management system through the creation of management-led controls
  • How best to monitor the effectiveness of the compliance framework
  • What actions are necessary to ensure continual improvement of the compliance program.
  • Benefits of ISO 19600:2014 - CMS Certification

    Build customer trust and loyalty

    Create competitive advantage

    Create competitive advantage that creates more efficiency while reducing risks

    Create transparency

    Create transparency while properly complying with all the laws

    Improve standardization and uniformity

    Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

    Implement a framework

    Implement a framework for the identification of organizational risks associated with applicable legal requirements

    Proven Business Credentials

    Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.

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    Who can be certified ISO 19600:CMS?

    The guidelines on Compliance Management Systems are applicable to all types of organizations. The extent of the application of these guidelines depends on the size, structure, nature, and complexity of the organization. ISO 19600:2014 is based on the principles of good governance, proportionality, transparency, and sustainability.

    Manufacturing Companies

    Service Sector


    Drugs and Pharma


    Government Organizations

    Research Foundation


    Shipping Industry





    Textile and Apparels

    Medical and Test Lab

    Software Development

    Document required for ISO 19600 CMS

    • System Manual
    • System Procedure
    • Policy
    • Objectives
    • Mission & Vision
    • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
    • Checklist
    • Forms
    • Formats
    • Records

    The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

    • Organization’s size
    • Activities performed by the organization
    • Processes undertaken by the Organization
    • Products and services offered by the organization
    • The complexity of processes undertaken
    • Competence of persons involved

    Role of Shamkris and Process of ISO 19600 - Certification

    Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain a certificate of success in addition to enhanced performance.

    The implementation process is described below:

    Day 1

    GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

    • Finding the GAP between existing system related to ISO requirements
    • Selecting the appropriate certification body
    • Based on the scope of your business & certification body you choose

    Week 1

    Developing Documents

    • Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
    • Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

    Week 4

    Implementing Management System

    • ISO Awareness training for the top management and staff
    • Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

    Week 8

    Internal Audit

    • Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to ISO requirements
    • Management Review Meetings
    • Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

    Week 10

    Certification Body
    N-C Closing

    • Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
    • Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

    Week 12

    Certificate Issued

    • ISO certificates issued for 3 years
    • Surveillance Audits yearly

    Year on Year

    Yearly Compliance

    • Support of Yearly documentation for audit

    ISO 19600 provides guidelines for establishing, developing, implementing, managing, and improving a compliance management system within an organization.

    Being certified against ISO 19600 helps you ensure that your organization is adhering to legal regulations and contractual obligations. You may also be able to evaluate the organization’s practices by ensuring that they are in line with specific ethical standards within the limitations of the laws.