December 1, 2023

PwC first to receive GSA’s new risk certification

PwC has become the first company to receive certification under the new ISO 31030 Organisation Readiness Assessment & Audit Programme from Global Secure Accreditation (GSA).

The professional services firm called on GSA to independently assess and audit its travel risk management policies and practices against the new standard.

The programme enables organisations to have travel risk management processes and policies assessed and audited against the new ISO 31030 standard.

Organisations which comply with all relevant requirements receive an independent certification of readiness for the standard.

The ISO 31030 Readiness Assessment reviews current policies, practices, and procedures, and assesses whether these are in line with the ISO 31030 standard.

A trained auditor will analyse the company’s approach to travel risk management and will then provide a report outlining the organisation’s strengths and weaknesses, with a checklist of actions required to meet the ISO 31030 standard.

Richard Stanley, PwC’s UK Security Lead, said: “Our experience of the accreditation process and the GSA auditors was extremely positive.

“We received clear communications of what was going to happen with adequate time to prepare the relevant documentation and interviews. It was obvious from the start that the GSA auditors were experienced and practical experts

“The audit was rigorous but was conducted in a way that avoided undue disruption to our business. All timescales and deliverables were met, and we were delighted to receive the first-ever ISO 31030 Certificate of Organisation Readiness Assessment & Audit.”