ISO 22301:2019 | Business Continuity Management

ISO 22301:2019 is the International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems.


ISO 22301:2019 | Business Continuity Management
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What Is ISO 22301?


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In the event of an emergency, many businesses and organizations must have the ability to mitigate damage and continue operating. ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). Published by the International Organization for Standardization,

ISO 22301 is designed to help organizations prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from unexpected and disruptive incidents. To do so, the standard provides a practical framework for setting up and managing an effective business continuity management system. ISO 22301 aims to safeguard an organization from a wide range of potential threats and disruptions.

Who Would Benefit From Implementing ISO 22301?


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.

Around the world, many countries have legislation in place to define the emergency planning responsibilities of organizations. Those responsibilities often include the implementation of Business Continuity Management. As a result, ISO 22301 certification should be considered essential to any organization legally required to engage in contingency planning, including utilities, transport, health and essential public services. 

Whether you need to implement the standard to remain in compliance with industry regulations or not, pursuing ISO 22301 certification can help your organization develop resiliency and improve risk management.

“The rigour of a certified management system has sped up the process and ensured that we have been able to deliver what our clients need: an uninterrupted service.” E.L.F.S

NOTE: ISO 22301 is in a transition period from October 2019 for 3 years. For client guidance and tools to support you during this transition please click here.

Changing industry landscape and expectations


All organizations might be subject to disruptions; this may include technology failure, flooding, utility disruption, fire or terrorist attack. The standard is available to any organization (or its parts) regardless of their size, scope or complexity, that wishes to manage their overall business risks and develop the capability to plan for, and respond to, incidents and business disruptions.

The consequences of unexpected business disruptions may be far-reaching and might involve loss of life, loss of assets or income, or the inability to deliver products and services on which the organization's survival might depend.

By proactive identification of the impact of disruption, BCM identifies those products and services that are crucial for the organization's existence, and helps to establish what responses will be needed if a disruption occurs. ISO 22301 further provides the capability to adequately react in case of disruption.


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