ISO 22301

Disaster Preparedness for Business Continuity

ISO 22301 comprises two parts: Part 1, the Code of Practice, provides business continuity management best practice recommendations. Part 2, the Specification, provides the requirements for a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on BCM best practice.

What are the benefits to me and my organization?

  • Part 2 of the standard can be used to demonstrate compliance via an auditing and certification process
  • Provides a common consistent framework, based on international best practice, to manage business continuity.
  • Proactively improves your resilience when faced with the disruption of your ability to achieve key objectives
  • The certification process involves regular audits which ensure that your management system is up to date.
  • Delivers a proven capability for managing a disruption
  • Demonstrates that applicable laws and regulations are being observed.

How can it help me to gain business?

  • Helps protect and enhance your company reputation and brand.
  • Delivers the competitive advantage opening new markets and helps you win new business.
  • Provides a marketing edge by promoting your preparedness for business survival and recovery potential.
  • Certification can help reduce the cost of business and property insurance .
  • What are the internal benefits for my business?
  • Certification requires a clear understanding of your entire organization which can identify opportunities for improvement
  • Creates opportunities to reduce the cost of BCM audits and may reduce insurance premiums
  • Provides a rehearsed method of restoring your ability to supply critical products and services to, an agreed level and timeframe following a disruption.

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