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