ISO 22301:2012 is a standard that specifies the requirements for setting up and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). It emphasizes on organizational resilience, i.e. the organization’s ability to anticipate disruptions and adapt to the consequences of a potential failure such as a fire, an earthquake, an IT problem, or a strike, thus ensuring the continuity of delivery of products or services, at predefined levels, following the disruptive incident.
This standard can be applied to any organization regardless of its size and activity that wishes to demonstrate its effectiveness in BCM to its clients, partners, suppliers or shareholders.
All large organizations, banks, telecommunication providers, major IT companies, infrastructure management companies seek nowadays improvement in organizational resilience by developing procedures and business continuity tools, and therefore require the same from their suppliers. Moreover, such criteria are increasingly introduced in national or private contests.
A Business Continuity Management System:
- Helps the organization to identify potential threats and impacts to business operation
- Determines the economical impacts of the organization in the event of a disruptive incident, through the implementation of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
- Helps the organization set up a Business Continuity strategy
- Enables the organization to set up a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), specifying the mechanisms to be triggered off in the case of a disruption
- Provides the organization with a competitive advantage, especially in activities where continuity and resilience are decisive criteria
Provided that the Certification Audit of the organization’s Business Continuity Management System is successful, the Certificate is issued shortly. The ISO 22301:2012 certificate is valid for three years during which time two annual surveillance audits must take place.
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