ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management
Continued operations in the event of a disruption, whether due to a major disaster or a minor incident, is a fundamental requirement for any organization. ISO 22301 is for business continuity management (BCM), has been developed to help you minimize the risk of such disruptions.
By helping to put the fundamentals of a BCM system in place, the standard is designed to keep your business going during the most challenging and unexpected circumstances – protecting your staff, preserving your reputation and providing the ability to continue to operate and trade.
ISO 22301 has been developed by a broad based group of world class experts representing a cross-section of industry sectors and the government to establish the process, principles and terminology of Business Continuity Management.
It provides a basis for understanding, developing and implementing business continuity within your organization and gives you confidence in business-to-business and business-to customer dealings. It also contains a comprehensive set of requirements based on BCM best practice and covers the whole BCM lifecycle.
ISO 22301 is suitable for any organization, large or small, from any sector. It is particularly relevant for organizations which operate in high risk environments such as finance, telecommunications, transport and the public sector, where the ability to continue operating is paramount for the organization itself and its customers and stakeholders.
Provides a common consistent framework, based on international best practice, to manage business continuity.
Proactively improves your resilience when faced with the disruption of your ability to achieve key objectives.
Helps protect and enhance your reputation and brand.
Opens new markets and helps you win new business
Win more contracts more cost effectively
Provides a marketing edge and using certification can help reduce the cost of expensive tenders.
Certification requires a clear understanding of your entire organization which can identify opportunities for improvement.
The certification process involves regular audits which ensure that your management system is up to date.
Demonstrates that applicable laws and regulations are being observed.
Creates opportunities to reduce the cost of BCM audits and may reduce insurance premiums.
Provides a rehearsed method of restoring your ability to supply critical products and services to an agreed level and timeframe following a disruption
Delivers a proven capability for managing a disruption