ISO 22301:2012 – Business Continuity Management System

What is ISO 22301:2012 Standard?

The new business continuity standard ISO 22301 specifies requirements for setting up and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). It is auditable, enabling organizations to demonstrate compliance
ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise
The requirements specified in ISO 22301:2012 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations, or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization’s operating environment and complexity.
The standard provides organizations with a framework to ensure that they can continue operating during the most challenging and unexpected circumstances protecting their staff, preserving their reputation and providing the ability to continue to operate and trade.
Using industry best practice guide as a foundation, the standard has been introduced specifically to enable you to understand, develop and implement a structured and formalized Business Continuity Management system which will help minimize risk and so the chance of disruption to your organization.

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