How important are standards for organisations?

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How important are standards for organisations?

Airmic, whose annual conference is under way in Liverpool, is shining a spotlight on the role of standards in risk management.

A report produced by business standards company BSI, in conjunction with the risk and insurance professionals body, looked at how standards support organisations’ risk managers by helping provide systems and frameworks. The Standards: supporting risk management and adding business value report is being featured at the Airmic conference.

Julia Graham, deputy chief executive and technical director at Airmic, said the recent publication of the revised international standard for risk management – ISO 31000:2018 Risk management: guidelines – encouraged the UK association “to step back and reflect” on how standards can assist risk managers and lead firms towards excellence.

“We know from research that standards make a significant, positive contribution to the success of UK companies,” said BSI chief executive Howard Kerr. “For example: increasing productivity, facilitating innovation, enhancing the quality of products and efficiency of processes, and promoting international trade.”

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC) also contributed to the report.


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