ISO 22301 is the international standard for business continuity management, and was built on the success of British Standard BS 25999 and other regional standards. It’s designed to protect your business from potential disruption. This includes extreme weather, fire, flood, natural disaster, theft, IT outage, staff illness or terrorist attack. The ISO 22301 management system lets you identify threats relevant to your business and the critical business functions they could impact. It allows you to put plans in place ahead of time to ensure your business doesn’t come to a standstill.
Business Continuity Management must be a board level responsibility and business continuity planning needs to be business-led. These statements are supported by BS 25999, the Business Continuity Management Standard, which was launched in 2006.
Benefits of 22301:2012
Business Continuity Management helps you identify the threats to your business. This means you can take a proactive approach to minimize the impact on your business when a disaster occurs . With an ISO 22301 business continuity management system framework, you can ensure the continuity of critical functions which can be the difference between a business surviving or failing. With ISO 22301 you can become a more resilient organization, whatever your business.
Business Continuity Management is a business-owned, business-driven process that establishes a fit-for-purpose strategic and operational framework that
-Proactively improves an organization’s resilience against the disruption of its ability to achieve its key objectives;
-Provides a rehearsed method of restoring an organization’s ability to supply its key products and services to an agreed level within an agreed time after a disruption; and
-Delivers a proven capability to manage a business disruption and protect the organization’s reputation and brand