BS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management. Principles and guidelines

BS ISO 31000:2009

Risk management. Principles and guidelines

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : March 2010 Replaced By : BS ISO 31000:2018

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BS ISO 31000 is the international standard for risk management. By providing comprehensive principles and guidelines, it helps organizations with their risk analysis and risk assessments.

Whether you work in a public, private or community enterprise, you can benefit from BS ISO 31000 as it applies to most business activities including planning, management operations and communication processes.

Whilst all organizations manage risk to some extent, this international standard’s best-practice recommendations were developed to improve management techniques and ensure effective safety and security in the workplace at all times.

How does it work?

By implementing the principles and guidelines of BS ISO 31000, you’ll be able to improve operational efficiency, governance and stakeholder confidence whilst minimizing losses. This international standard helps boost health and safety performance, establishes a strong foundation for decision making and encourages proactive management in all areas.

Who should buy it?

  • Risk managers
  • Internal auditors
  • Business continuity managers
  • Risk management consultants
  • Quality control managers

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1 Scope
2 Terms and definitions
3 Principles
4 Framework
5 Process
Annex A (informative) Attributes of enhanced risk management

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Standard NumberBS ISO 31000:2009
TitleRisk management. Principles and guidelines
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 March 2010
Withdrawn Date14 February 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO Guide 73:2009, ISO/IEC 31010
Replaced ByBS ISO 31000:2018
International RelationshipsISO 31000:2009
DescriptorsData analysis, Safety, Security, Management, Management operations, Organization study, Organizations, Risk assessment, Enterprises, Management techniques, Risk analysis, Planning, Communication processes
Title in FrenchManagement du risque. Principes et lignes directrices
Title in GermanRisikomanagement. Allgemeine Anleitung zu den Grundsätzen und zur Implementierung eines Risikomanagements
ISBN978 0 580 67571 3
File Size368 KB

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