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What is Business Continuity and why is it required?

Business Continuity is a term that refers to the capability of an Organization to continue its operations as usual despite a disruptive incident.

In today’s business, deliveries to the customer on timeevery time is the mantra to build a long lasting client relationship with continued business. Failure to deliver on-time can dent the image of an organization in the eyes of the customer.To be able to deliver on-time, businesses need to operate at its pre-defined levels inspite of disruptions such as power crisis, network unavailability, employee absenteeism, emergencies and other business disruptions.

It is therefore advisable for Organizations to implement a Business Continuity Management System to keep its operations up and running without yielding to disruptions.

So what is a Business Continuity Management System?

A Business Continuity Management System or BCMS is a part of Organization’s Management System that aims at establishment, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and continual improvement of business continuity.

Introduction to ISO 22301 - Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

ISO, the world leader in developing International standard has developed the ISO 22301 standard that specifies the requirements of aBusiness Continuity Management (BCM) System. Business Continuity Management has become crucial to help Organizations mitigate the effects of disasters that could potentially disrupt business operations. The latest standard is the ISO 22301:2012 standard.

Advantages of getting certified to the ISO 22301 Standard

Following are the advantages an organization can reap by implementing a BCMS and getting certified for ISO 22301:2012 standard.

  • Identify and oversee present and potential dangers that could disrupt your business
  • Minimize financial losses due to through risk management, emergency preparedness & response and contingency planning.
  • Ensure the continuity of critical functions and resources during contingencies.
  • Enhance Customer confidence and more business
  • Institutes a system to improve the recoverytime
  • Reinforce organizational growth due to continued uninterrupted business

Who can get certified for ISO 22301:2012?

The requirements specified in the ISO 22301:2012 are generic in nature and, Organizations of all sizes (large, medium, small, tiny, micro, etc.) and types (products and/or services – profit / non-profit – governmental / private) can getthemselves certified to the ISO 22301:2012 standardto showthe good practice of BCM to their interested parties – mainly customers.

ISO 22301 Family of Standards

The list of the standards included in the ISO 22300 family are:

  • ISO 22300:2012 – Societal Security – Terminology – This International standard provides common terminology for societal security and business continuity.
  • ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements – This International Standard specifies the requirements for a business continuity management system (BCMS) against which an organisation can obtain certification. This is the auditable ISO standard for BCMS.
  • ISO 22313:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Guidance – This standardgives guidance on the planning, implementation and continual improvement of a BCMS.
  • ISO 22320:2011 – Societal Security – Emergency Management – Requirements for Incident Response – This standard specifies the requirements for incident response. This helps Oganizationsto improve their abilityto handling various emergencies (natural / man-made)
  • ISO/PAS 22399:2007 – Societal Security – Guideline for Incident Preparedness and Operational Continuity Management – This ISO/PAS gives guidance on the principles and practice for incident preparedness and operational continuity of an organisation. (PAS – Publicly Available Specification - A Publicly Available Specification is a standardization document whose structure and format looks similar to a formal standard but that has a different development model. The aim of a Publicly Available Specification is to accelerate standardization activity)

Inzinc Products and Services has a competent team of ISO 22301 Consultants in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and other parts of India.
For your valued enquiries, please contact +91-9379917239 or email ic@inzinc.in

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