LONDON, UK — May 15, 2023 – NAVEX, the leader in integrated risk and compliance management software, announces that its GRC and Whistleblowing Specialist, Jan Stappers, has joined the Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM), which functions within the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardisation Policies (WP.6) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
WP.6 encourages increased regulatory coherence in specific sectors that have a critical impact on sustainable development and promotes greater resilience to natural and man-made hazards. The GRM, established in 2010, systematises and develops risk management best practice as applied to regulatory activity and international trade. It also explores how risk management can contribute to an efficient regulatory framework, improve the management of hazards that may impact the quality of products and services or cause harm to humans, the environment, property, and immaterial assets.
“We are delighted to have Jan Stappers join the GRM,” said Valentin Nikonov, Co-Coordinator of the UNECE Group of Experts on Risk Management. “His commitment to European organisations in harmonising their regulatory obligations and evolving risk management best practices for the betterment of the industry, employees, and broader community makes him a perfect fit.”
Stappers was acknowledged for his work on organisational whistleblowing management and engagement in developing the ISO 37002 Guidance. He joins a diverse group of experts from 13 countries, who provide perspectives from authorities, standard-setting organisations, conformity assessment bodies, universities, research institutions, and business organisations.
“I look forward to working with the Group of Experts to guide risk management best practice in regulatory frameworks to safeguard our everyday lives against hazards,” said Stappers. “This will help the GRM to continue developing best practice to keep products safe, make organisations’ processes more stable, and ensure better consumer protection.”
NAVEX is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide to help them achieve the business outcomes that matter most. As the global leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services, we deliver our solutions through the NAVEX One platform, the industry’s most comprehensive governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) information system.