PREPARED FOR THE WORST
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.
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.
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.