New (adopted) Compliance programmes Standard – available now
Standards New Zealand has just published NZS/AS 3806 – a Compliance programmes Standard.
The Standard helps organisations to develop a compliance programme that demonstrates commitment to compliance with legislative requirements, industry codes, and organisational standards, as well as standards of good corporate governance, ethics, and community expectations.
NZS/AS 3806:2006 is a modified adoption of the Australian Standard AS 3806, with a New Zealand-only amendment. Amendment 1 makes minor modifications to AS 3806 so it is suitable for use in New Zealand. No changes have been made to the technical content of the Standard.
'The Compliance programmes Standard has been adopted in New Zealand as a voluntary guide for organisations to customise and develop their own compliance systems,' says Martin Tolar, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Compliance Institute, which sponsored the adoption in New Zealand.
ISO Standard for access panels – to increase the effectiveness of market research
Access panels are becoming a key tool of market, opinion, and social research. A new ISO Standard provides definitions and requirements to increase the effectiveness of access panels, and provides criteria to help compare the results of access panels worldwide.
Access panels in market, opinion and social research – Vocabulary and service requirements, ISO 26362:2009, provides definitions and guidelines for good practice, tackling issues such as recruitment, validation of identity, size, and profile of panels.
The Standard uses a flexible approach to ensure its applicability in all countries. It will be used by organisations and professionals who own and/or use any type of access panels for market, opinion, and social research, whether online (internet) or offline (telephone, face-to-face, and so on). The Standard can also be used to evaluate access panels and assess their quality.
Composed of a representative set of individuals who accept to complete questionnaires on various subjects, access panels often involve incentives and take advantage of the latest technology to extend their outreach.
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ISO 26362 is based on and should be used in conjunction with the more generic ISO 20252:2006, Market, opinion and social research – Vocabulary and service requirements.
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