ISO 22301:2012

Business Continuity Management System

Ensuring Business Resilience

Businesses need resilience to survive in an ever-evolving global marketplace. They need to contend with disruptions in the environment, with technical failures and incidents, emergencies and disasters caused by intentional and unintentional human acts. The aftermath of unforeseen business disruptions may be extremely serious involving loss of life, loss of assets or income, or failure to provide products and services necessary for the organization’s survival. Organizations, in order to maintain business continuity, need to plan for contingencies and disaster recovery. A well-defined incident response structure needs to be in place to ensure continued business operations.

What is ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 specifies requirements for establishing and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) against business disruptions. It helps in identifying potential threats to an organization and implementing procedures to deal with those threats in the event they materialize. Its well-defined structure incorporates adaptive, proactive and reactive strategies in all phases before, during and after a disruptive incident. This arms an organization with proper contingency preparedness to face and recover from business disruptions and continue operations. Auditing to this standard enable organizations to demonstrate compliance to requirements for disaster preparedness.  

What are the key benefits of ISO 22301?

  • Increases customer reliability
  • Identifies risks and minimizes the impact of disruptive incidents
  • Improves recovery time from incidents
  • Maintains an ability to manage uninsurable risks
  • Develops capacity for business disruption management
  • Provides a method of restoring an organization’s ability to supply its key products and services
  • Protects and enhances organization’s reputation

Gives competitive advantage through demonstration of ability to maintain delivery of products and services