Communication and consultation

Continual and iterative processes that an organization conducts to provide, share or obtain information, and to engage in dialogue with stakeholders ( regarding the management of risk (1.1). NOTE 1 The information can relate to the existence, nature, form, likelihood (, significance, evaluation, acceptability and treatment of the management of risk. NOTE 2 Consultation is a two-way process of informed communication between an organization and its stakeholders on an issue prior to making a decision or determining a direction on that issue. Consultation is: a process which impacts on a decision through influence rather than power; and an input to decision making, not joint decision making.

Source: ISO Guide 73:2009(E/F), Risk Management – Vocabulary, First Edition, 2009. Global Standards

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