What is Business Continuity and why is it required?
Business Continuity is a term that refers to the capability of an Organization to continue its operations as usual despite a disruptive incident.
In today’s business, deliveries to the customer on timeevery time is the mantra to build a long lasting client relationship with continued business. Failure to deliver on-time can dent the image of an organization in the eyes of the customer.To be able to deliver on-time, businesses need to operate at its pre-defined levels inspite of disruptions such as power crisis, network unavailability, employee absenteeism, emergencies and other business disruptions.
It is therefore advisable for Organizations to implement a Business Continuity Management System to keep its operations up and running without yielding to disruptions.
So what is a Business Continuity Management System?
A Business Continuity Management System or BCMS is a part of Organization’s Management System that aims at establishment, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and continual improvement of business continuity.
Introduction to ISO 22301 - Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
ISO, the world leader in developing International standard has developed the ISO 22301 standard that specifies the requirements of aBusiness Continuity Management (BCM) System. Business Continuity Management has become crucial to help Organizations mitigate the effects of disasters that could potentially disrupt business operations. The latest standard is the ISO 22301:2012 standard.
Advantages of getting certified to the ISO 22301 Standard
Following are the advantages an organization can reap by implementing a BCMS and getting certified for ISO 22301:2012 standard.
Who can get certified for ISO 22301:2012?
The requirements specified in the ISO 22301:2012 are generic in nature and, Organizations of all sizes (large, medium, small, tiny, micro, etc.) and types (products and/or services – profit / non-profit – governmental / private) can getthemselves certified to the ISO 22301:2012 standardto showthe good practice of BCM to their interested parties – mainly customers.
ISO 22301 Family of Standards
The list of the standards included in the ISO 22300 family are:
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