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Integrating Climate Change Considerations into your ISMS following the ISO 27001 2024 Amendment

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The ISO 27001 2024 amendment introduces an update, emphasizing the importance of addressing climate change within the Information Security Management System (ISMS). This change reflects a growing recognition of the interconnectedness between environmental sustainability and information security.

ISO 27001 provides a comprehensive framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS). The standard supports organizations in making strategic decisions to protect their information assets, tailored to their unique needs, security requirements, processes, size, and structure, which may evolve, such as this climate change update.

Guidance on the Climate Change Amendment

  • Conduct a Management Review Meeting: Align with requirement C 9.3.1 to assess the relevance of climate change to your ISMS. This review is crucial for understanding the potential impacts of climate change on your organization's information security.
  • Decision Documentation: If the management team identifies climate change as relevant, this determination must be documented. It's essential for ensuring transparency and guiding future climate change and information security actions.
  • If climate change is not a relevant issue, no further action other than the documentation in the management review meeting minutes should be uploaded here.
  • If Climate change is a relevant issue: Update your ISMS 01 policy, particularly Appendix E – External and Internal Issues, to include climate change considerations. This ensures your policy reflects current concerns and commitments to addressing climate change. Access the policy update section via the following link: ISMS Scope of the ISMS - Vanta.

Vanta Controls Update: The following Vanta ISO 27001 controls will be updated:

Further Reading

  • For detailed information about ISO 27001 and the 2024 amendment, please visit the official ISO website