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Access New Version of ISO 31000 Risk Management with Standards Subscriptions from ANSI

Guidelines to create and protect value in organizations by managing risks and improving performance


Stakeholders can access the newest version of the international guideline ISO 31000, Risk Management-Guidelines, and add it to a customized collection of standards with Standards Subscriptions from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The technically revised edition is relevant to organizations of all sizes, and provides principles, a framework, and a process for managing risk. ANSI is the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management Revision

Released in February, ISO 31000:2018, Risk Management-Guidelines, cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 31000: 2009). It can be used to better position organizations to achieve objectives, improve the identification of opportunities and threats, and effectively allocate and use resources for risk treatment. ISO 31000 cannot be used for certification purposes.

The main changes compared to the previous edition include:

- Review of the principles of risk management, which are the key criteria for its success;

- Highlighting of the leadership by top management and the integration of risk management, starting with the governance of the organization;

- Greater emphasis on the iterative nature of risk management, noting that new experiences, knowledge, and analysis can lead to a revision of process elements, actions, and controls at each stage of the process; and

- Streamlining of the content with greater focus on sustaining an open systems model to fit multiple needs and contexts.

The document was prepared by ISO Technical Committee (TC) 262, Risk management, with ANSI member and accredited standards developer the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) serving as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator.

Those using the guideline can track and compare all the changes between the new revision and its previous edition through ISO 31000:2018 Plus Redline, which includes the new standard and its redline version—with every change marked.

Fast and Easy Access with ANSI Standards Subscriptions

With Standards Subscriptions from ANSI, users can conveniently access ISO 31000:2018 and include it in a customized subscription through ANSI’s online standards management system, Standards Connect. Over 540,000 documents from more than 140 publishers are among the standards to choose from, and subscribers can select content from multiple publishers, set up alerts to keep track of changes, and create lists for easy access, among other benefits.

ISO 31000:2018 can also be accessed through the ANSI Web Store and downloaded instantly.

Find out more about access to ISO 31000:2018 with Standards Subscriptions from ANSI by contacting ANSI at or visiting

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is made up of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. ANSI represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).


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