ISO 22301 is an international standard for business continuity management. It is applicable to all kinds of organizations irrespective of type, size and nature of the organization. ISO 22301 specifies requirements for a holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organization and provides a framework for building organizational resilience that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.
Disasters can occur from natural causes, human errors, intentional or unintentional activity; virtually every company has a genuine exposure to catastrophe. The answer to these threats is to be prepared, to have ready a business continuity strategy and plan through which immediate, effective action can be taken should disaster strike. Whatever the danger to company assets; a current, detailed and flexible plan will help your organization survive.
Like many other management systems, ISO 22301 is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. You can prepare for the standard by undergoing training to learn more about it. TÜV SÜD offers a foundation certification that provides an overview of the standard’s requirements along with the Lead implementer certification which endorses your knowledge in implementing and managing Business continuity plans in your organization. You will also learn what your organisation needs to do in order to ensure its continued compliance to the standard after initial certification.