Is Your BCP up to ISO standards?

ISO 22301, “Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements”, the world’s first international standard for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) was officially launched in May 2012.

  • The standard specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptive events when they arise.
  • It is generic and intended to be applicable to all organisations irrespective of size, type or nature of business.
  • The extent to which the requirements of the standard are applied depends on the organisation’s operating environment and complexity.
  • An organisation can now become formally certified by an accredited third-party certification body, and therefore demonstrate to its customers, partners, and other stakeholders its compliance to the standard

ISO 22313, “Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Guidance” complements ISO 22301 and provides guidance based on good international practice for planning, establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and continually improving a documented management system that enables organizations to prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.

Source: ISO 22310 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements

keystartKeystart manages over 16,000 loans in Western Australia. A strong Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an essential part of our business. As the Chief Risk Officer I found it particularly difficult to find a suitable location in Perth, especially with the infrastructure Keystart desired to execute our BCP effectively.
After a number of months looking we came across the Sitting Rooms, a company who specialise in providing BCP facilities. We were very pleased by the modern layout, Infrastructure and the time that management spent understanding our needs to get the right solution.
In my experience the Sitting Rooms tailored BCP solutions would suit a wide variety of businesses. Their service and expertise was exceptional and I highly recommend them to anyone considering a BCP facility.

Tina-Marie InnesChief Risk OfficerKeystart