ISO 44001

Collaborative Business Relationships

Our ISO 44001 Consultants can help you implement the international standard for a Collaborative Business Relationships Management System.

ISO 44001 Advantages

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

Previously BS 11000, ISO 44001 is the International 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.


Mutually Beneficial Business Collaboration

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

ISO 44001 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-cycle of a collaborative relationship, which comes together in a Relationship Management Plan.

Annex SL – Common Clause Structure

If you are familiar with management system standards, you will recognise the structure of ISO 44001 as following Annex SL, a high-level structure that makes integrated different standards under on management system easier.  Find out more about Annex SL.

 ISO 44001 Certification

Organisations can achieve certification to ISO 44001, through an independent assessment of their processes which demonstrates a commitment to ‘working together’.

Assent Risk Management can guide you through the certification process.

ISO 44001 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 & ISO 44001

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 ISO 44001 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