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 The continuous operation of an organisation is a primary requirement. ISO 22301 is designed to enable the organisation to operate during the most demanding and unanticipated circumstances.Many organisations are required, for a variety of reasons, to provide “continuous” operations after an interruption within prescribed time intervals. ISO 22301 is designed in such a way that the organization continues to function during the most demanding and unanticipated conditions. Helping an organization to establish the basic principles of a Business Continuity Management System (BCS-BCM) protects staff, preserves reputation and provides the ability for the organization to continue to operate and trade.The continued operation of an organization, in the event of an interruption either due to a major disaster or an incident, is a primary requirement. ISO 22301 has replaced the British Standard BS 25999 which was the world’s first BCM standard, designed and developed to minimise the risks of disruption that could potentially affect the operation of the entire organisation.It provides the basis for the development and implementation of business continuity in an organisation and promotes confidence in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) transactions. It also contains a complete set of controls based on BCM best practices and covers the entire lifecycle of a BCM.ISO 22301 is suitable for all organizations, large or small, and from any workplace. It is particularly suitable for organisations operating in high-risk environments such as financial institutions, telecommunications, transport and the public sector, where the ability to provide continuity of operations is essential not only for the organisation but also for customers and any stakeholders.

Benefits of ISO 22301

  • Creation of a ‘resilience’ system that has the health and safety of staff as its primary concern, in addition to safeguarding the reputation and assets of the organisation.
  • Ensuring Business Continuity and operation of the organisation to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to its customers after a business interruption.
  • Identifying the organisation’s critical business activities and the impact of potential disruption to limit the impact in the event of an unexpected event.
  • Increase the organisation’s competitive advantage and enhance its corporate reputation.
  • Obtain an objective, independent and experienced opinion on the adequacy and compliance of the system.
  • Objective evidence of the organisation’s commitment to Business Continuity Management through the certificate.
  • The ISO 22301 certificate has international recognition and validity.