Manage risk effectively and efficiently.

ISO 31000 Risk Management Guidelines

Organizations of all types and sizes face external and internal factors and influences that make it uncertain whether they will achieve their objectives. Managing risk is iterative and assists organizations in setting strategy, achieving objectives, and making informed decisions.

Managing risk is part of governance and leadership and is fundamental to how the organization is managed at all levels. Speeki is focused on helping you achieve excellent in managing risk.

Key elements of a successful
ISO 31000 programme

There are several reasons why we believe the ISO 31000 is the best way to manage risk management.

Leadership has the ultimate accountability for risk.

Top management should ensure that risk management is integrated into all activities and should demonstrate leadership and commitment by implementing the framework and ensuring that the necessary resources are allocated to managing risk.

Integrating risk into the DNA is the right approach.

Integrating risk management into an organization is a dynamic and iterative process and should be customized to the specific needs and culture. Risk management should be a part of the company's purpose, governance, leadership and commitment, strategy, objectives, and operations.

Managing risk involves human risk also.

Managing risk according to ISO 31000 considers the external and internal context of the organization, including human behaviour and cultural factors. These are essential to understand and appreciate.

Enhanced reputation through managing risk

ISO 31000 certification from Speeki Europe, elevates your organisation's reputation as responsible, ethical and a risk managed company.  

ISO 31000: Validating your risk management system and driving continual performance.

The purpose of risk management is the creation and protection of value. It improves performance, encourages innovation, and supports the achievement of objectives.

The principles outlined in ISO 31000 provide guidance on the characteristics of effective and efficient risk management, communicating its value and explaining its intention and purpose. The principles are the foundation for managing risk and should be considered when establishing the organization’s risk management framework and processes. These principles should enable an organization to manage the effects of uncertainty on its objectives.

Benefits of Partnering with Speeki Europe for an ISO 31000 Certification

At Speeki Europe, we are dedicated to assisting organisations in elevating their governance, risk, and compliance systems through an ISO certification. That is our sole purpose. We do not engage in 1000's of certification topics like many certification bosies.

We are experts in our chosen domains, and we stick to it. Our comprehensive approach and unyielding commitment to excellence empower your business to not only meet but surpass global risk management standards.

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Embrace ISO 31000 with a Speeki Europe certification

Speeki Europe, an ANAB and COFRAC* is an accredited certification body provides its certification services for ISO 31000 according to the same standards. We are leaders in certification in governance and compliance. That is our domain expertise.

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Global Expertise in ISO 31000 and building global programmes

Speeki Europe's global reach and expertise in compliance and ISO 31000 make us the ideal partner in your compliance journey. Through your certification, you gain access to the wisdom and insights of seasoned professionals in risk management.

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All our auditors are experts in identifying and understanding risk.

Our secret weapon are our auditors. They are practical and have an expert level understanding of risk and excellent communicators. They add significant value to clients on their certification journey. They are our main value proposition to the clients selecting Speeki as their certification partner.

Meet ISO 31000 Expert

Scott Lane

Scott describes himself as someone that 'knows a little about a lot of things', which makes him the perfect partner for companies trying to identify and appreciate global risks. With a legal background and having worked and consulted with 100's of global companies on various projects in over 80 countries, Scott has a unique understanding of risk, how to find it, classify it, and how to manage it. His depth of knowledge and experience add significant value to clients in building their risk management certification journey.

Certify your Risk Management system according to ISO 31000 in four steps

Many global companies working internationally are acutely aware of their obligations to have a risk management system to manage risk. There is now a set of guidelines published by ISO that speeds up the development and understanding of best practices. Speeki offers certification of their risk management system according to these ISO 31000 guidelines.

Achieve your ISO 31000 Certification through a four step process with Speeki

Take the definitive step towards global risk management excellence with an ISO 31000 certification through Speeki Europe. We are the experts in certifying a risk management management system that’s in harmony with ISO 31000 guidelines.
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Choose an ISO 31000 certification body

The selection of an experienced and accredited certification body is crucial. Speeki Europe, boasts an unrivalled expertise in ISO 31000. With over a decade of experience in managing risks across 80 countries for clients, we are the leaders in this domain.

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Grasp the ISO 31000 guidelines

The simplicity of ISO 31000 belies the importance of comprehending the guidelines. Speeki Europe, while maintaining an impartial stance, is poised to offer training and practice audits to ensure you are well-acquainted with the ISO 31000 guidelines. We know the guidelines very well and know how to manage audits. We have a host of training through the Speeki Academy to support your continued learning.

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Implement your risk management system

With insights into ISO 31000, it’s time for you to implement your Risk Management System that aligns with the guidelines. Your system will incorporate policies, procedures, and controls designed to manage risk. If your organisation already possesses a risk management system, augmenting it to meet ISO 31000 should be a smooth transition.

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Get your ISO 31000 certification

With a system in place, you're ready to pursue ISO 31000 certification. Speeki Europe will conduct an audit to validate your organisation's compliance with the guidelines. The Speeki Europe Certification is valid for three years, involving an extensive audit in the first year and follow-up audits in subsequent years to address any changes.

If you are successful in the audit, you will be issued a certificate of conformity to ISO 31000 guidelines.

This certificate will demonstrate to your stakeholders that your organisation is committed to a functioning and effective risk management system. It is the ultimate way to prove the value of your efforts and be rewarded for all your hard work in building an effective system to manage risk.

Business Advantages for getting ISO 31000 certified

ISO 31000 certification brings numerous benefits. It establishes the documentation for a risk management system, mitigates potential exposure, and maximises opportunities to take advantage of risk. Achieving certification, boosts your reputation as a well-managed and responsible organisation that takes appropriate and calculated risk. Gain a competitive edge, enhance transparency, and build stakeholder trust through ISO 31000 certification.

ISO 31000 FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about ISO 31000 Certification. Feel free to send us your questions if you are unable to find your answers here.
What is ISO 31000 certification?

ISO 31000 certification signifies that an organisation has implemented a risk management system that meets international standards. It demonstrates commitment to managing risk to maximise business effectiveness and performance.

What does ISO 31000 encompass?

ISO 31000 outlines requirements for establishing, implementing, and maintaining a risk management system designed to help organisations manage risk in a structured way.

How much does ISO 31000 certification cost?

The cost of ISO 31000 certification varies depending on factors such as the size of the organisation, the complexity of operations, and the certification body. We can get you a quote to start your budgeting.

What can ISO 31000 be applied to prevent?

ISO 31000 is applied to establish policies, procedures, and systems for risk management. Prevent missing risks that could severely impact your business or prevent risks that have been inadequately managed.  

What is the meaning of risk management?

Risk is defined as the effect of uncertainty on objectives. Risk management is a coordinated activity to direct and control an organization regarding risk. It aims to remove or manage that uncertainty.

What is the principle of risk management?

The purpose of risk management is the creation and protection of value. It improves performance, encourages innovation and supports the achievement of objectives

Can a risk management be country based or global?

Risk management systems can be corporate driven or distributed. It is up to you how to build the structure that works for you. The standard is entirely flexible. Architect globally but implement locally is a common approach to manage a global risk programme.

What is the principle of ISO 31000?

The principles in ISO 31000 provide guidance on the characteristics of effective and efficient risk management, communicating its value and explaining its intention and purpose. The principles are the foundation for managing risk and should be considered when establishing the organization’s risk management framework and processes.

Is ISO 31000 mandatory?

ISO 31000 is not mandatory but is highly recommended for organisations seeking to establish a robust risk management framework. It's a globally recognised guidelines that enhances reputation and builds trust.

What is the risk management policy?

Top management and oversight bodies, where applicable, should demonstrate and articulate their continual commitment to risk management through a policy, a statement or other forms that clearly convey an organization’s objectives and commitment to risk management.

How does ISO 31000 benefit organisations?

The key benefit is understanding risk and being and being able to proactively treat risk with an iterative process of formulating and selecting risk treatment options.

Can small businesses benefit from ISO 31000?

Absolutely! ISO 31000 is suitable for organisations of any size. Small businesses can equally benefit from enhanced reputation, compliance, and trust from stakeholders by adopting these guidelines.

Is ISO 31000 recognised globally?

Yes, ISO 31000 is a global standard for risk management systems and is recognised and respected worldwide. It helps organisations align with international best practices in managing risk.

How do I select a certification body for ISO 31000?

Choose a certification body with experience in ISO 310000. Evaluate their credentials and the expertise of their lead auditors very carefully.

How is ISO 31000 certification maintained?

ISO 31000 certification is maintained through continual improvement, regular internal audits, and periodic surveillance audits by the certification body to ensure ongoing compliance with the guidelines.

How long does it take to become ISO 31000 certified?

The timeframe for ISO 31000 certification varies depending on the size and complexity of the organisation, but it typically takes one or two months from the initial steps to the final certification.

What are the legal implications of not having a risk management system?

Without a risk management system, organisations are more vulnerable to not hearing about risks until it is too late. It is far more economical to hear about issues early and be able to treat them before major issues arise.

Who needs to be involved in the implementation of ISO 31000?

The implementation of ISO 31000 involves top management, legal, finance, the Board, and all senior employees to ensure a comprehensive approach.

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