Corporate Governance is a general term describing the good, efficient and sound managing of an organization. In the United States of America, the downfall of Enron and Worldcom have led to the Sarbanes-Oxley law (SOx), in which regulations with regard to internal control and Corporate Governance are established for American stock market listed funds. This means that besides the yearly financial report, there must be a chapter within the yearly report concerning the evaluation of internal control. Companies not of American origin also have to conform to the SOx law when they are listed on the NYSE. In the Netherlands, the Code Tabaksblat is mandatory for all stock market listed companies.
ISAE 3000 is the assurance standard for compliance, sustainability and outsourcing audits. ISAE 3000 deals with assurance of non-financial information. Service Organization Control Reports in accordance with certain criteria (Trust Service Principles/ sustainability guidelines) without impact on financial information should be audited in accordance with the ISAE 3000 standard. Outsourced services with impact on financial information of the user organization should be audited in accordance with ISAE 3402. The ISAE 3402 standard is subject to the requirements of ISAE 3000.
By registration in the Register you will profile your company, as a company controlled by the ISAE 3000-standard. This increases the reliability of your company as a business partner for other companies. For an organization the assurance of non-financial information is of great importance. The ISAE 3000 certification of a company is the indication that this control is embedded within the business process of the service organization. More information on the ISAE 3000-guideline is available under What is ISAE 3000?.
You can apply for registration in the Register by filling out the application form. This application form can be found here. The Register is controlled by the Corporate Governance Foundation. Only companies who have an ISAE 3000-assessment at their disposal can apply for registration. When they meet certain criteria, they will be recorded into the Register.
We will confirm your application within 5 working days. With this, we will let you know if we can realize your application for registration. If we decide you do not meet the criteria for acceptance into the Register, we will also confirm this through email.
By sending an email to You can expect an acknowledgement of your request within 5 working days, after which we will commence with the removal from the register.