Press release: Risklane announces strategic partnership with TÜV Nederland
Internal control, security and sustainability is of paramount importance to many organizations, whereby internal processes are often independently tested based on ISO audits. In addition, to assess outsourced processes, so-called ISAE 3402 or SOC 2 assurance statements are used.
Based on our combined knowledge in the field of risk management, information security, quality control and compliance, we are experts in the field of implementing and auditing standards for assurance or internal management systems. Our partnership enables us to work together closely and further improve transparency in the market and provide innovative solutions to our clients. Through this collaboration, customers are assured that the implementation and audit are seamlessly aligned, which implies that TÜV Nederland audit expectations are well embedded in the management system.
The importance of certification and assurance
The importance of assurance regarding outsourced processes (e.g. ISAE 3402, SOC 2) or internal management systems (e.g. ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001) has increased rapidly in recent years. Where this assurance is often requested by customers in particular, organizations also use this to improve their internal control framework. In some cases, organizations have an obligation to report to supervisory authorities. By means of the implementation of specific compliance standards, organization are able to meet the expectations of these supervisory authorities.
A service organization audit examination performed in accordance with ISO, ISAE or SOC is widely recognized, because it represents an in-depth audit of a service organization’s management system and control activities, which generally include controls over internal control and related management and operational processes. The chosen criteria are implemented within the organization and outlined in the standard, whereafter the management system is audited.
Complying with a standard also implies that the commitment is provided by the organization to continuously improve the implemented internal control system. This provides customers, supervisory authorities and employees the confidence that processes are adequately implemented and adhered to.
TÜV Nederland has been committed to improving reliability in and between organizations, where the main goal is to demonstrate that the requirements for reliability are met. TÜV Nederland assesses this from an independent role based on the requirements of primarily NEN / ISO standards. TÜV Nederland is part of TÜV NORD GROUP and one of the leaders in certification in the field of privacy and cybersecurity (e.g. ISO 27001, ISO 27701 and IEC 62443).
Based in Utrecht and London, Risklane is one of the leading providers of governance, risk management and compliance services. In addition to advisory services and risk sourcing, Risklane offers software solutions that enable organizations to implement complex standards independently. This makes Risklane progressive and market leader in the Netherlands. Risklane provides solutions for risk management and the implementation of, among others, ISAE 3402, SOC 1, ISAE 3000, SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
A clear, efficiency-oriented strategy sets the tone for more results. Our unique performance excellence approach is the starting point for our consultants. The way we approach the implementation of a management framework focuses on analysing the effectiveness and finding ways to implement identified gaps. The combination of a focus on effectiveness and the removal of inefficiencies leads to excellent management frameworks at low costs.