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São Paulo/SP – October 17, 2022. To start the certification process correctly, it is essential to keep in mind the internal training and awareness, which must be initiated by the top management, and pass through all the company's employees.

*By Kelli Ribeiro

Obtaining an ISO certification, in addition to enabling the company to expand its market, provides a competitive advantage against competitors, attesting internationally that your company is safe in the handling of information.

To start the certification process correctly, it is essential to keep in mind internal training and awareness, which must be initiated by the top management, and pass through all the company's employees.

The involvement of top management is essential for employees to understand the changes and implement controls in practice within their work routine.

ISO implementation can be carried out using the four steps of the PDCA cycle (Plan, Execute, Verify and Act), and may or may not be managed by other methodologies.

We will briefly present the following steps:

  1. Diagnosis and Planning, it is It is necessary to start the process by getting to know the company through the diagnosis, after this diagnosis, the scope definition is carried out, defining the strategic direction and establishing the processes and the sequence of operations.
  2. Implementation: During this stage, activities, roles and responsibilities must be defined to implement the new requirements required by the standard, based on the planning and definition of strategies that were carried out in the previous stages.
  3. Internal Audit: After the implementation stage, it will be necessary to carry out the internal audit. This procedure will check for possible errors in the processes, identifying failures and determining what changes are necessary for correction.
  4. Certification Audit: To obtain the certificate, after all the previous steps, the organization must undergo an external certification audit. This process is carried out by a certified company.

After certification, it is worth mentioning that there are so-called “supervision visits”, which take place annually and aim to ensure the continuity of the compliance of your management system and its continuous improvement.

ISO certification is valid for 3 years. After this period, the company will undergo a new certification audit (recertification) to verify the evolution of the Management System and what improvements were made during this period.

It is critical to pursue ISO implementation when understanding that preserving the security of corporate data needs to be a priority.

Counting on the experience of a specialized consultancy to obtain the ISO will be essential to facilitate the creation of the Management System and will make your obtaining certification more assertive.

Safeway Consultora can assist your company in all stages of the implementation of ISO certifications.

— Kelli Ribeiro is GRC and Privacy Manager at [SAFEWAY]

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