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ISO 22301:2019

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The Value of ISO 22301:2019

ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS)

ISO 22301:2019 is intended to help organizations develop and implement a business continuity management system. This framework is designed for protection, preparation, response, and recovery when it comes to disruptions that may arise. These can include natural (or man-made) disasters, security breaches, and other emergencies that disrupt or threaten an organization's ability to conduct business.

The requirements of ISO 22301:2019 can help businesses prepare for emergencies by implementing the following key activities:

  • Developing a business continuity strategy and plan

  • Establishing business continuity procedures

  • Providing context around business processes

  • Gaining support from leadership

  • Planning for disruptions and assessing resource needs

  • Conducting performance evaluations

  • Testing procedures and finding areas for improvement

An established business continuity plan will ultimately help companies:

  • Identify and manage threats to the business

  • Keep critical functions operational during an emergency

  • Minimize downtime and improve recovery time

As with all ISO standards, any organization can achieve ISO 22301:2019 certification regardless of their sector or size.  

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