ISO 31000

Risk Management

Take control of risks and protect your reputation.

The ISO 31000 standard gives you a structured framework of international best practices for managing risks and opportunities. Following this framework will increase your chance of reaching your business objectives. It will help you analyse and assess factors that work for or against your objectives, make better decisions and improve management techniques across your organisation.

Why should I apply for ISO 31000 certification?

Achieving the ISO 31000 certification will send a clear message to your employees, customers, and other stakeholders that you are committed to managing risks in every part of your business. It will protect your business from internal and external threats while increasing public confidence in your management abilities. This will enhance your company’s reputation and give you a competitive advantage when bidding for commercial tenders.

Public, private and community enterprises can all benefit from ISO 31000 because it covers most business activities, including research, planning, management and communications. Although you probably manage risk to some extent, this international standard will provide you with best practice management techniques. It will enable you to analyse your risks and opportunities across all business functions, at all times, and at every level of management.

Here are some benefits of using the ISO 31000 framework: 

  1. Improve operational efficiency and governance
  2. Increase stakeholder confidence in your risk management techniques
  3. Strengthen operational controls, including mandatory and voluntary reporting
  4. Improve your business performance, crisis management and organisational resilience
  5. Respond to change effectively and protect your business as you grow

Certification for ISO 31000 is optional; you can, if you wish, opt for implementation only. Either way, our expert consultants will make the process as straightforward as possible for you. This includes helping your business make any necessary changes to its processes.

Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Risk Management Manual for you, saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved certification you will need to pass an audit each year. This is to ensure your business continues to benefit from the ISO 31000 risk management framework. Your first audit will be one year after you receive your certificate.

How businesses have benefitted from Standards

Client Testimonials of QMS and the ISO Certification Process

    Extremely helpful and thorough. All questions answered in detail by friendly staff members on the telephone... [The Consultant] was a great help and we have booked our audit upgrade with him. We would recommend QMS to other businesses. (In fact we have!)
    Julie Gladwin. Frozen in Time Ltd

    Originally posted on

    14th November

    General review

    Outstanding!

    Excellent customer service from QMS as a whole from start to finish. ...Our consultant was outstanding. He built a relationship with our company and made what we anticipated to be a stressful situation into a calm, logical and believe it or not enjoyable time. Would most definitely recommend QMS and [the Consultant] will return for future consultancy work and audits. Outstanding!
    Emma Howell, Quality Manager / Food Safety Manager. New Zealand Manuka Group Europe Limited

    Originally posted on

    10th April

    General review

Maintaining your ISO Management System

QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

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Download these helpful documents:

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

    Guide to ISO certification

    Published 12/2018

    General downloads

    Standard Overview: ISO 31000

    Overview of the ISO 31000 Risk Management System Standard

    Understanding the Basics of ISO 31000

    Published 12/2018

    ISO 31000 downloads

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

    QMS International Company Profile

    Published 02/2019

    General downloads

How much does an ISO 31000 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your business sector, your annual turnover, and the number of employees you have. <We will also need to know if you have any specific industry requirements.

However, we are committed to providing you with a cost-effective route to ISO 31000 implementation and certification. That’s why we focus on making certification straightforward. By spending less time creating complex document trails and more time building a risk management system that works for your business, we can save you money.

To find out how affordable ISO 31000 certification and implementation really is, just use our Fee Calculator and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.

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