Where did the past year go?! In a blink of an eye 2021 is over and we are welcoming a new year with new goals, strategies and ambitions.
As we wave goodbye to the many challenges the past year has brought, we have been thinking about the hot topics for 2022 and what industry standards you should be looking out for.
As leading experts in compliance, here are our top three ISOs that will keep you ahead of the game.
Up first is ISO 14001. With so much focus on protecting our planet recently, how could we not mention this standard? We recommend having this on the top of your agenda for 2022. First published in 1996, there are approximately 300,000 certifications issued across 171 countries. With climate change at the top of everyone’s agenda, we predict this figure to double in the next three years, as the acorn grows into the mighty oak tree!
ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems and will reduce the negative impacts your business has on our planet. It will help you manage your environmental responsibilities and ensure you play a role in slowing down climate change.
Pair this standard with the energy management ISO 50001 and your company will be well on its way to saving the planet! As we see an increasing number of businesses becoming more environmentally conscious, this is an industry standard you should definitely consider during the next year.
Another hot topic for 2022 will be ISO 27001, which is all about information security management. This ISO is crucial to help you manage the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all business information, including people, processes and technology.
As one of the fastest growing standards in the world because of an increase in cyber threats, it is certainly not one to be missed. This ISO is very important for protecting your brand, customers and staff.
Privacy extension of Information Security
Working side by side with ISO 27001, ISO 27701 is a brand new standard. This industry standard is going to be really important throughout 2022 as we see tighter privacy regulations year on year. It is the ISO version of the GDPR; it aligns to GDPR while also allowing organizations to incorporate other privacy laws, regulations and requirements.
With information continuously being shared across the globe, rest assured your privacy is up to scratch by securing this industry standard. If GDPR has taught us all one thing, it is that data breach is not a force that should be reckoned with!
Coming up in the New Year, we will be launching our Compliance Toolkit addressing seven ISO Standards.
In the meantime, please get in touch with us if you need support with any aspects of company wide governance and industry regulations.