ISO 22301 Societal Security

What is ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 standard specifies requirements for setting up and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). Based on the existing BS 25999 standard, ISO 22301 introduces a requirement for metrics with additional emphasis on operational planning and setting controls. It is auditable, enabling organisations to demonstrate compliance.

BS 25999 will be withdrawn, so new clients will be assessed against ISO 22301. For companies that already have certification to BS 25999, the required transition to the new standard is relatively straightforward and can be done within a UKAS-dictated timeline (more details as soon as they are available).

What does ISO 22301 do?

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 formalised Business Continuity Management system which will help minimise risk and so the chance of disruption to your organisation.

ISO 22301 Benefits

An ISO 22301 helps deliver:

  • increased resilience when faced with organisational threat
  • improved competence to maintain critical business services through action plan rehearsal
  • enhanced capability to handle disruption and protect brand reputation when integrated with business planning.

Who Can Use ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 can be used by any organisation that wants to ensure they are prepared to reduce and recover quickly from potential risks which may affect their business.

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 formalised Business Continuity Management system which will help minimise risk and so the chance of disruption to your organisation.

How LRQA Can Help

An independent assessment from LRQA enables you to demonstrate to stakeholders that your business continuity capability is appropriate to the size and complexity of your organisation. It goes without saying that having the right people to deliver the service is critical. Our assessors have all undergone BCI-accredited training which is a crucial element in our ability to provide a high quality assessment.

Our unique methodology, LRQA Business Assurance, helps organisations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance.

We provide certification and training across all of the major standards.For organisations with other standards, we can often offer integrated assessments to save you both time and money.

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