What is ISO 22301:2019 – Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Certification?


ISO 22301 provides a framework to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a business continuity management system. It is expected to help organizations protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover when disruptive incidents arise. ISO 22301 Certification will assist organizations in the design of a BCMS that is appropriate to its needs and meets its stakeholders’ requirements. These needs are shaped by legal, regulatory, organizational and industry factors, the organization's products and services, its size and structure, its processes, and its stakeholders.

Business Continuity Management is an ongoing management process requiring competent people working with appropriate support and structures that will perform when needed.

Understand and prioritize the threats to your business with the international standard for business continuity. As governments and regulators began to recognize the role of business continuity in mitigating the effects of disruptive incidents on society, they increasingly sought to gain assurance that key players had appropriate business continuity arrangements in place. Similarly, businesses recognized their dependence on each other and sought assurance that key suppliers and partners would continue to provide key products and services, even when incidents occurred.


Why ISO 22301certification is important for your organization?


ISO 22301 specifies the requirements for a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, and ensure your business recovers from disruptive incidents. ISO 22301 aims to safeguard an organization from a wide range of potential threats and disruptions. This standard may be right for your organization if you need to demonstrate to stakeholders that your organization can rapidly overcome operational disruption to provide continued and effective service.

It protects assets, turnover and profits. Effective business continuity management (BCM) enables organisations to protect their income stream following an incident or disaster, while reducing the risk of further losses.

What are the benefits of ISO 22301 (BCMS) certification?

·        Safeguard key assets and maintain your reputation

·        Minimise risks, impacts and downtime

·        Demonstrate resilience

·        Demonstrate commitment to key stakeholders

·        Identify impacts of operational disruption and crucial improvements

·        Gain a competitive advantage against competitors in case of a major industrial crisis


Who can acquire ISO 22301 (BCMS) certification?

ISO 22301:2019 is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type  complexities, irrelevant to relevant to a small-scale, medium-scale, or large-scale company, Government or Non-Government, Not-for-Profit organizations, etc.,


 How long does ISO 22301  certificate valid for?

The cycle of the certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of certification, subject to the successful conduct of surveillance audits before completion of the 1st & 2nd year respectively. 

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