The Oxford Dictionary defines compliance as ‘the action or fact of complying with a wish or command.’ The command part of the definition can easily be understood as following the rules.
Within business, we follow so many aspects of compliance daily; see the examples below, which show compliance in several forms, from corporate governance to UK law.
What is Business Compliance?
In business terms, compliance means complying with internal and external rules, regulations, and the law. Organisations are also responsible for the compliance of their employees and processes. The business must operate within the laws and regulations of the countries in which they operate
Now that we understand business compliance, this section is narrowly focused on compliance with the international standards of ISOs.
ISO compliance is so important to business because ISO certification is a globally recognised quality management certification. It is considered the most comprehensive and rigorous standard for evaluating organisations’ management systems. And consequently, demonstrating that you operate in compliance with the ISO means adding credibility to the organisation, which may help with getting more business.
Strategic Goal Management works with companies to help them achieve ISO certification. The certification can only be completed following a third-party audit where the client can comply with all the clauses in the standard.
Health & Safety Compliance
All business owners must comply with health and safety regulations to ensure the workplace’s safety. Our consultants regularly advise on health and safety matters, including compliance with regulations and ISOs.
We see health and safety management as looking after the people at the forefront of all planning. We also have experience facilitating ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for organisations.
Supporting Businesses to Achieve Compliance
Strategic Management Goal supports you and your business in achieving compliance. We have facilitated organisational compliance with ISO standards on several occasions and have robust health and safety credentials and audit experience.
Are you looking for help to be compliant? Please get in touch with us for a free consultation.