Q&A: Relevance of Risk Based Thinking for ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015

With the issuance of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, companies are now required to apply risk-based thinking within their management systems. In short, risk-based management techniques are replacing the specific requirement for preventive action in the two standards. The intent of applying riskbased thinking to the management system is to have the management system itself be the tool the organization uses to identify and reduce the risks associated with their operations.

The most successful organizations employ risk-management techniques enterprisewide, as opposed to within business unit siloes. The application of enterprise wide riskmanagement techniques allows organizations to embed a culture of continuous improvement across the entire organization.

During a recent webinar, Management Systems expert Carmine Liuzzi discussed the “Relevance of Risk Based Thinking in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015”. Questions and answers from the webinar are summarized in this document. Carmine is an Industry Expert, Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor and industry-leading expert for multiple management system standards.


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