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ISO 22301

22301:2012 Societal security. Business continuity management systems. Requirements.

This standard for business continuity management will improve the viability of public and private enterprises. The standard establishes the principles for the planning, implementation, development, maintenance, analysis, monitoring and continuous improvement of business continuity management system (BCMS). This standard is aimed at the prevention and management of all kinds of risks that affect the processes of creation and development of any company. Implementation of the standard allows preparing for any disruptions, timely response and effectively neutralized.

Possible incidents can occur in the form and scale of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and technological and environmental disasters.

Business Continuity Management – is not a single act, but a constant, ongoing process that requires significant time and material costs.

The main benefit from the application of the standard ISO 22301:2012 is the formation of public confidence in the continuity of service, perfect management system, the existence of modern scientific technology, etc., which runs on the company’s image and allows to reach an entirely new level.

Companies that have implemented ISO 22301 can demonstrate to supervisory and regulatory authorities, consumers and other interested parties the commitment to the practice of business continuity management. In addition, the standard may also be used for internal company needs to compare with the best practices, as well as auditors who report to management.

ISO 22301 – this is the first standard that was developed in accordance with the new format for the development of ISO management system standards. It is compatible with other management system standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO / IEC 27001. ISO 22301 can be used for third-party certification, and self-assessment.

Given the importance of business continuity in any sector of the economy ISO 22301 has great international potential.

ISO 22301 is a part of the series of standards developed by Technical Committee ISO / TC 223 “Social Security”. Now it is working on ISO 22313, the standard auxiliary which contains the recommendations for implementing ISO 22301.

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