Business continuity is the general name given to all the works to be carried out to determine the critical processes of the company, to carry out the necessary studies for the continuity of these processes, and to make them work again within acceptable interruptions in cases where continuity cannot be ensured.
The basis of business continuity studies is how many interruptions the business processes of the business can tolerate and what needs to be done to make the processes work again during this period. The ISO 22301:2019 standard, which describes the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) requirements, defines business continuity as “the capacity of an organisation to maintain its products and services at a predefined acceptable level after an interruption event”.
The most widely used guideline for Business Continuity management is the “ISO 22313:2020 Practice Principles for Business Continuity Management” standard. This standard sets out general principles and guiding information to initiate, perform, maintain and improve business continuity management within businesses. ISO 22301:2019 Social Security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements standard is used for the certification of the BCMS, which was established with the guidance of ISO 22313. The ISO 22301:2019 standard covers the requirements to establish, implement, monitor, review, maintain and improve a documented BCMS in the context of all business risks of the organisation.
ISO 22301:2019 and ISO 22313:2020 standards are the most basic reference sources for BCMS. Both standards directly address the issue of Business Continuity. They are not technical and technology dependent standards. They are not interested in a particular product or information technology. Institutions are free to choose the methods and technologies to be implemented. On the technical side, standards such as ITIL, ISO 27031, BS25777 are used in the implementation of ISO 22301.
Businesses are only profitable when they work. The key to creating an organisation that never stops producing its products or services is to make them robust for any negative impacts. ISO 22301 certification is an internationally approved framework for businesses to continue to work no matter what the external outcomes bring. ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System Standard is approved by approximately 160 countries.
The main benefits of ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System are;
- Designed to ensure that the business operations continue in any disruptions,
- ISO 22301 helps maintaining the uninterrupted delivery of the products and services,
- Increases competitive advantage before, during & after crisis,
- Helps maintain and enhance the reputation of the organisation,
- Safeguards against loss of services, products & profit,
- Adds preparedness to reduce cost benefits and insurance,
- Supports the commitment of the organisation to increase trust among stakeholders,
- Complies with the regulations and law
Who Can Apply ISO 22301 Standard?
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System Standard is a standard that can be applied to the whole or a certain part of the organization also this standard. This standard can be applied in all organizations independent of the sector and the number of employees.
Especially in recent years, some governments have made this standard mandatory in financial and health institutions.
Services We Offer Under ISO 22301:
- Certification Audit
- Gap Analysis
- Internal Audit
- Supplier Audit
The trainings we provide within the scope of this standard;
- ISO 22301:2019 BCMS, Awareness Raising
- ISO 22301:2019 BCMS, Internal Auditor
- ISO 22301:2019 BCMS, Implementation
- ISO 22301:2019 BCMS, Lead Auditor
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