ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System
The ability of an organization to continue operating during a disruption has never been more important. So, it’s no surprise that ISO 22301, the internationally recognized standard for a business continuity management system (BCMS), is being updated to make sure it remains relevant to today’s business environment.
As the first ISO standard based on the High-Level Structure (HLS), it has a strong foundation that now aligns with many other internationally recognized management system standards such as ISO 9001 quality management and ISO/IEC 27001 information security management. However, there are areas of improvement highlighted by users, particularly around less prescriptive procedures and updated terms and definitions, that need considering to ensure it remains relevant in a changing business landscape.
The ISO 22301:2019 standard specifies requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of a globally recognized standard for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) to protect against, reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of, prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions as and when they arise.
The organizations will be able to obtain accredited certification against this standard and demonstrate to legislators, regulators, customers, prospective customers and other interested parties that they are adhering to good practice in BCM.
VISION ISO provides ISO 22301 specifies the essential requirements for setting up and managing a BCMS. ISO 22301:2019 will enable you to assess your business continuity needs and obligations and develop an effective business continuity management policy. The standard provides a framework for you to build the resilience you need to respond and operate effectively during the most challenging and unexpected circumstances.
By engaging VISION ISO, our qualified consultants will work closely with your company to implement the ISO 22301:2019 system that suits your work processes will help and achieve them to:
Analyse risk and opportunity of the company’s business.
Take a proactive approach to minimize the impact of an incident
Minimize downtime during incidents and improve recovery time
Demonstrate resilience to customers, suppliers and for tender requests