| 1. Interested Party is any person, group or entity that has a real and direct interest and can make the decisions that will result in a recognizable stake in the outcome within an organization.
Related Terms: Stakeholder
Notes (1): The term "Stakeholder" in all ISO standards will be referred to as "Interested Parties" with effect from 2016 onwards.
2. Person or organization that can affect, be affected by or perceive themselves to be affected by a decision or activity.
Note: This can be an individual or group that has an interest in any decision or activity of an organization.
[Source: ISO 22301]