BS 11000 is now ISO 44001

Collaborative Business Relationships

ISO 44001 Is Published!

The international standard for a Collaborative Business Relationships Management System has been published and will replace BS 11000.  Contact us for more information.

BS 11000 Advantages

  • Reduce Collaboration Risks.
  • Structured Governance.
  • Provides Exit Strategy.

BS 11000 is the British Standard for Building Collaborative Business Relationships, and it appears to be gaining popularity in industries such as construction and the public infrastructure supply chains.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry Ford.

BS 11000 Consultants

Mutually Beneficial Business Collaboration

Engaging with suppliers, customers, partners in a joint venture or even competitors bring with it inherent risk.

BS 11000 provides a structure to the governance of those relationships which helps to reduce risk and maximise the benefits of the collaborative relationship.

Managing the LifeCycle of the Relationship

This standard provides eight stages that manages the entire life of a collaborative relationship over three phases:

  • Strategic
  • Engagement
  • Management.

 BS 11000 Certification

Organisations can achieve certification to BS 11000, through an independent assessment of their processes which demonstrates a commitment to ‘working together’.

Assent Risk Management can guide you through the certification process.

BS 11000 Consultants – How we can help.

Assent Risk Management has BS 11000 consultants who can help you implement Collaborative Business Relationships to the standard and achieve certification.

BIM & BS 11000

As the construction industry moves more towards collaboration through sharing data and integrating work programmes via Building Information Modelling (BIM), some are looking to define the framework for ‘coming together’, ‘keeping together’ and ‘working together’.

Large construction firms are recognising the value of BS 11000 within their supply chain.
Read more on BIM.

Lessons Learnt from Industries Past

Our blog post from 2013 provided examples from the automotive and retail industries which demonstrated the diverse need for control and collaboration within the supply chain.


Building Collaborative Business Relationships

Find out more about the standard

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