Abstract 

This proposal is for an ISO technical specification with guidance on internal investigations of organizations. It will help: • make better use of investigative resources (human, financial and other resources) • establish the policy and procedures to implement and conduct investigations • enhance the investigative capacity of investigators • report the investigative results internally and externally, and • effectively mitigate risk exposures It will provide guidance to identify: • what happened • why it happened (root cause) • who will conduct the investigation • how to conduct investigations (investigative strategy and tactics) • what are the issues and risks • what can be done (remedial actions, including the treatment of secondary risks) • what and how to report • how to prohibit retaliation It will be applicable to all organizations in the public, private, and voluntary sectors.


General information

  • Status :  Under development
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 309
    Governance of organizations

Got a question?

Check out our FAQs

Customer care
+41 22 749 08 88

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday - 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00 (UTC+1)

Keep up to date with ISO

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest news, views and product information.