Business Continuity Management, ISO 22301

About Business Continuity Management, ISO 22301

ISO 22301 is a certifiable standard that describes how to manage business continuity in an organization. It specifies requirements to implement, maintain and improve a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of, prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions when they arise.

ISO 22301 focus on ensuing continuity of business delivery of products and services, following disruptions from natural or man-made events.

The essence of ISO 22301 is on analysing impacts and managing risks, getting organisations to determine critical activities and the risks effects on these activities.

Why it matters

Business continuity is part of overall risk management in organisations, with overlaps with data privacy and information security management and organisation resilience.

Organisations can rely on ISO 22301 standard’s framework to build the required capability to respond, recover, and operate effectively during disruptive, challenging and unexpected circumstances.

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