Risk-based thinking introduced in the revision of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard

July 2014 – Paul Palmes, President and principal consultant with Business Systems Architects, Inc. is the Head of Delegation for SC 1 within the US TAG to TC 176 and Chairman of International TC176, SC 1, responsible for the revision of ISO 9000. Mr. Palmes discussed:

  • The Process of Revision – Who, What and How
  • Overview of DIS/ISO 9001 – Structure and Major Changes
  • ISO 9001:2015’s Reference to ISO 31000 and “Risk Based Thinking”
  • Opportunities and The Path Forward

Mr. Palmes expressed the position that ISO 31000 will be in great demand and of great assistance to the 1.3 million ISO 9001 certified companies across the globe.


About the author

Alex is well known today through his very active work in raising awareness of Risk Management Standards, particularly on ISO 31000. Holding a Msc in Chemical engineering, a degree Business
Administration and a post-master in Risk Management, he has worked in the last 18 years on many aspects of risk m a n a g e m e n t : i n d u s t r i a l r i s k management, loss prevention, natural
disaster risk management, business impact analysis, business interruption, business continuity management, standards and regulations. Today, Alex is a recognized as the founder of the Global
Institute for Risk Management Standards, G31000, the global ISO 31000 platform and the active owner/moderator of the LinkedIn group which has reached 37,000+ members. He is an invited professor in several universities and institutes, trainer for workshops and writing articles on ISO 31000.