Environment and Climate Change
This Technical Report provides guidance for organizations on managing risk effectively by implementing
ISO 31000:2009. It provides:
— a structured approach for organizations to transition their risk management arrangements in order
to be consistent with ISO 31000, in a manner tailored to the characteristics of the organization;
— an explanation of the underlying concepts of ISO 31000;
— guidance on aspects of the principles and risk management framework that are described in ISO 31000.
This Technical Report can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual.
NOTE For convenience, all the different users of this Technical Report are referred to by the general term
This Technical Report is not specific to any industry or sector, or to any particular type of risk, and can be applied to all activities and to all parts of organizations.
This International Standard gives guidance on the design and use of environmental performance
evaluation (EPE) within an organization. It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size, location and complexity.
This International Standard does not establish environmental performance levels.
The guidance in this International Standard can be used to support an organization’s own approach
to EPE, including its commitments to compliance with legal and other requirements, the prevention of pollution, and continual improvement.
NOTE This International Standard is a generic standard and does not include guidance on specific methods for valuing or weighting different kinds of impacts in different kinds of sectors, disciplines, etc. Depending on the nature of the organization’s activities, it is often necessary to refer to other sources for additional information and guidance on sector-specific topics, different subject matters, or different scientific disciplines.