ISO 22301 - Business Continuity Management System


Business Continuity management has traditionally been associated with large enterprises and public sector organizations. Now however, organizations of all sizes are making sure that they are both resilient and prepared to get back to business in the face of an ever changing and challenging landscape.

Whilst it is now an essential requirement for every organization, Business Continuity Management brings challenges, especially to those who are implementing a BCMS (Business Continuity Management System) for the first time.

Business Continuity Management must be a board level responsibility and business continuity planning needs to be business-led.

Business Continuity Management is a business-owned, business-driven process that establishes a fit-for-purpose strategic and operational framework that

  • proactively improves an organization’s resilience against the disruption of its ability to achieve its key objectives;
  • provides a rehearsed method of restoring an organization’s ability to supply its key products and services to an agreed level within an agreed time after a disruption; and
  • delivers a proven capability to manage a business disruption and protect the organization’s reputation and brand