Interviews with members in mirror committees of participating members of TC 262 are published here:
Risk Management in Austria and ISO 31000
Eckehard Bauer is another regular at TC 262 meetings who unfortunately was prevented from attending the Amman meeting. As vice president of Quality Austria, he is responsible for the fields of safety, transport, Business Continuity Management and Risk Management. He is a member of the mirror committee of the Austrian Standards Institute (ASI). He explains that while there is a great interest in Risk management in Austria due to the risk based approach and risk based thinking in other standards ONR 49000 and its companion standards (based on ISO 31000) is of greater importance in Austria than ISO 31000 itself. Companies seem to put more emphasis on other ISO standards that apply what is called a risk based approach.
Risk Management globally – Brazil and ISO 31000
Alberto Bastos participated in almost all the meetings since the beginning of the work to develop ISO 31000. He is the coordinator of the Brazilian National Risk Management Committee within ABNT responsible for standardization in risk management. Regarding the latest drafts of ISO 31000 in his opinion TC 262 did a good job in not changing the original standard too much but simplifying and better explaining and adjusting some text based on the experiences and feedback of companies that are applying ISO 31000. He describes the strong active participation of Brazil in the development of risk management standards almost simultaneously publishing the equivalent national standards in Portuguese.
Risk Management and ISO 31000 in the United States
With Carol Fox we continue the new series of interviews with Chairpersons and members of mirror committees of NSBs of participating members. Carol is the Chairwoman of US TAG the American mirror committee to TC 262. She is Vice President, Strategic initiatives at RIMS, the Risk Management SocietyTM a global non-for-profit professional organization. Carol points out that ISO 31000 is a source for guidance on risk management listed by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in its OMB Circular No. A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control for federal executive agencies. She explains that in her view over the past five years there was a significant shift for building risk management competencies as a competitive advantage in the United States.
Risk Management and ISO 31000 in Germany
Prof. Dr. Udo Weis is the Chairman of the German mirror committee to TC 262. With him we start a new series of interviews as we covered all delegates to Amman who were able to participate in the last series.Udo Weis is a trained chemist with an MBA in international business. He has worked for over 25 years in national and international standardization. He explains why ISO 31000 was not adopted in Germany and what is the basis for risk management in Germany. Udo also dares to take a view at the future of the standard. His credo is that bad managers manage problems and good managers manage risk.