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ISO 22301

ISO 22301, the international standard for business continuity management (BCM), provides a framework for implementing and certifying a management system that gives you the ability to keep critical business processes running.

With ISO 9001:2015, ISO members are fulfilling their claim to regularly evaluate standards with regard to their adequacy, relevance and timeliness. The increasing plurality of ISO 9001 users was factored in, as were changing interests of users and technological advances in the widest sense. On this page, you will be able to learn of the state of development of the revision, what topics are under discussion, and what information is available from DQS.

  • Unforeseen Events
  • Downtime Risk
  • Stable Processes
  • Business Continuity

A business continuity management (BCM) system based on the international ISO 22301 standard minimizes downtime risk from serious events – including threats to your organization’s continued existence. Unlike conventional risk management, BCM focuses entirely on critical processes so that your organization can withstand a major incident and resume normal operations as soon as possible. ISO 22301 is built around the PDCA cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act) and includes not only planning, verification and training, but also continuous improvement of organizational processes. All these activities aim to anchor BCM in your organizational culture. 

  • Minimized downtime risk by effectively preparing for exceptional circumstances 
  • Thorough understanding of your organization and key processes critical to its survival
  • Rapid response capability to unforeseen events
  • Continuous optimization of your processes and improvement of your entire organization
  • Clear proof of due diligence and regulatory compliance
  • Greater trust and loyalty among all your stakeholders 

BCM is an integral management approach. Defined processes have to be reinforced within your organization through regular exercises, followed by assessments of lessons learned. You’re prepared for certification once your BCM system is firmly embedded in your organizational culture. During a certification, we determine through an onsite inspection whether your BCM system meets all the requirements of ISO 22301. We focus on those aspects that are critical to your organization’s continued existence. If you pass, you receive a certificate as an external mark of success – as well as peace of mind from having a BCM system that can handle the scenarios from your business continuity plans.

Your contact person

Team Risk

Your contact person

Team Risk

ri_sk@dqs.de

DQS Process Audit

We are happy to support you on your journey towards a comprehensive BCM system. But where do you currently stand? A process audit is a good way to find out. You’ll get an objective assessment of your company’s key processes and can identify opportunities for improvement. DQS process audits are pragmatic, organization-specific – and as unique as your organization. 

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