ISO 22301 � Business continuity management systems
ISO 22301 specifies requirements to
plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually
improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the
likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive
incidents when they arise.
A BCMS is a comprehensive approach to organizational resilience
and helps organizations cope with incidents that affect their business-critical
processes and activities. It provides a structure for organizations to update,
control and deploy effective plans, taking into account organizational
contingencies and capabilities, as well as business needs.
Benefits of ISO 22301 Certifications
business continuity management (BCM) enables organizations to protect
their income stream following an incident or disaster while reducing the
risk of further losses.
BCMS helps maintain an organization�s service levels to its customers. It
also helps business leaders to assess the potential impacts of an
operational disruption, make the right decisions quickly, deploy an
effective response and minimize the overall impact.
- Organizations with an
ISO 22301-compliant BCMS can improve customer confidence in the
organization�s ability to respond to incidents.
recommend ISO 22301 compliance as a useful tool for implementing a
well-defined incident response and reporting structure, so organizations
can demonstrate they are taking steps to comply with regulatory
requirements, such as the and the EU General Data Protection Regulation
(GDPR) and the NIS Directive.
certification involves regular reviews and internal audits that provide an
expert opinion as to whether the BCMS is functioning properly and provides
the level of security needed to protect the organization�s products and