ISO 22301- Business Continuity Management System

What is ISO 22301:2019?

ISO 22301 mainly describes how to manage business continuity in an organization. This standard is referred to as ISO 22301:2019 Security and Resilience – Business Continuity Management System & is written by leading business experts, providing a proper framework for managing the business in an organization.

ISO 22301 business continuity management standard has been developed to protect companies from the risks associated with downtime which can occur due to unexpected disruptions or disasters. Disruptions to your business can result in revenue loss, data risk breakdowns, and failure to deliver normal client services as per service level agreements (SLAs).  This ISO 22301 standard is designed to ensure that a robust business continuity management system has been established and that internal staff members are fully aware of their role within the system should an incident occur.

Implementing a strong BCMS will aid your organization in quickly recovering from a disaster or disruption and also against the reputational damage which can occur from missed deadlines, data leakages, operational, IT outages, industrial actions, disappointed clients, or direct financial losses due to the disruption.

ISO 22301 emphasizes the importance of:

  • understanding the organization’s needs and the necessity for establishing business continuity policies and objectives;
  • operating and maintaining processes, capabilities, and response structures for ensuring the organization will survive disruptions;
  • monitoring and reviewing the performance and effectiveness of the BCMS;
  • Continual improvement based on qualitative and quantitative measures.

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PQSmitra has a strong experienced and knowledgeable team than can open up new opportunities for your business and satisfy supply chain requirements by certifying to ISO 22301. Meet expectations of organizational resilience and prove that you’ve put business continuity best practice at the forefront of what you do. Let us take you through ISO 22301 certification and ensure your business is equipped to survive in the event of a major incident or disaster. The implementation process is described below:

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Initial Review

  • Initial visits and review of the existing operational processes
  • Identification of various operational  risks
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Documentation

  • Creating awareness programmes
  • Creating business continuity management system
  • Training and Hand holding/ support for implementation
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Effective Verification

  • Internal audit for verification of implemented system
  • Management review
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Achieve Certification

  • Certification audit –
    Stage 1 & Stage 2
  • Closure of non-conformities support if any
  • Rewarding the certificate to the organization

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Setting up system for documentation and records.
  • Management information system
  • Risk assessment and treatment
  • Business continuity strategy
  • Business continuity plan
  • Business performance and sustainability
  • Legal compliance
  • Cultural improvement with business continuity management system
  • Establishing and maintaining and internal audit program
  • Holding management review meetings to evaluate the performance

General documents required for business continuity management systems comprise of:

  1. The organizations business continuity management systems scope
  2. The organizations Business Continuity policy and Business Continuity Objectives
  3. Training and Awareness Manual
  4. Risk Assessment and Management along with Strategy
  5. Business Continuity Procedure and Plan

Records at individual process/department. E.g. Sales, Purchase, Production, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Customer Service.

  • Any kind of organization – large or small, for profit or non-profit, private or public – can benefit from ISO 22301. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization’s operating environment and complexity.
  • Strengthen your internal management
  • Creating new opportunities due to overall organizational improvement
  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Prevent large scale damage
  • Achieve marketing advantage
  • Improve financial performance and reduce disruptions
  • Maintain client satisfaction upon agreed service
  • This certification lasts for three years and is subject to mandatory audits every year to ensure that you are compliant. At the end of the three years, you will be required to complete a reassessment audit in order to receive the standard for an additional three years.
  • Year 2012 – 1th Edition of the standard
  • Year 2018 – 2th Edition of the standard (10 Clauses and Risk assessment included)
  • ISO 22301:2012 – Business continuity management – customer satisfaction – Guidelines for complaint handling in organizations
  • ISO 22301:2019 – Business continuity management – Quality of an organization — Guidance to achieve sustained success
  • ISO TC 292 – Security & Resilience – Business continuity management system
  • The validity of the ISO 22301 Certification is 3 Years.
  • After a period of evaluation, the new edition of ISO 22301:2019, which sets out the standards for Business Continuity Management Systems and replaces the old ISO 22301:2012 version, was released on the ISO website at the end of October.
  • The ISO Business Continuity certification cost is determined by a variety of criteria, including internal resourcing capabilities, pre-existing management system documentation, as well as the size and scope of products and services offered by the organization. The cost of the Certification Body and the cost of the ISO Consultant are two of the most important charges involved.

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