How ISO 37301 Might Improve Chinese Suppliers' ComplianceRenaud welcomes Clive Greenwood and Sean Li of the BSI onto the podcast. They introduce the ISO 3730 standard for compliance management and discuss how best to implement it along with other relevant standards such as ISO 9001 and those related to compliance for certain product types. Importantly for importers with a Chinese supply chain, they talk about compliance in China, how this standard is being adopted there and how it might affect you if you work with Chinese suppliers.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introducing the topic and guests.
  • 03:21 – What is the ISO 37301 standard about?
  • 06:25 – What is a compliance management system and how does it fit in with other common standards such as ISO 9001, 14001, etc?
  • 12:29 – What does a compliance management system in China look like, and is the government taking it seriously?
  • 17:24 – How about traceability, when supply chains in China have been historically opaque? Will businesses struggle to comply?
  • 25:11 – How best to implement ISO 37301 along with other specific standards?
  • 30:16 – Looking at a company’s organization, its checks & balances, its values, etc. 
  • 36:00 – Summary: The importance of an independent auditor to supervise the compliance management system.
  • 37:25 – Wrapping up.


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About Adrian Leighton

Adrian is the Sofeast group's experienced marketer and has worked in manufacturing for around a decade. He has a particular interest in new product development and sharing important manufacturing news from China.If you've read, watched, or listened to some Sofeast content, Adrian has probably had a hand in it!
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