ISO 22301 - Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

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Assuring Business Continuity if Critical Events occur

Acts of nature beyond control and unforeseen events – also in distant production and procurement countries – can cause serious damage to companies and other organisations. Against the background of globalisation and internationalisation, uncontrollable influences such as natural catastrophes, political disturbances or the failure of IT systems, challenging vendors; often have far-reaching consequences.

This is where a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) can help by ensuring proactive measures are in place. With the aid of test business continuity procedures and plans, companies can overcome crisis scenarios and ensure the continuity of their business

Benefits of ISO 22301 Certification

Increase the stability of your business processes with ISO 22301 certification and benefit from additional advantages:

  • An effective tool to deal with emerging crises, incidents or disruptions
  • A comprehensive risk management at all levels of the business
  • A tool to manage critical processes within your organization during disruptions
  • Reduce downtime and recovery time, resulting in lower costs
  • Developing and consolidating customer trust
  • Competitive advantage through proof of an international standard
  • Enables building business resilience

Damage Limitation - Retention of Performance Capability

Within all sectors, business processes are becoming more vulnerable to disturbances, both in SMEs and in large enterprises. The major reason is the increasing use of computer-based operating procedures; on the other hand, outsourcing, outtasking and integration into international partnership networks means that even crises in far-distant countries can have a considerable effect on the situation at home.

A BCMS can establish an emergency plan for such cases and offers the chance to maintain business operations even in challenging circumstances, or to be able to restore them as rapidly as possible following an interruption. This means that financial and intangible damage can be limited, and disruptions which could threaten the organization can be avoided or minimised.

Security within the Enterprise - Customer Confidence

TÜV NORD CERT certifies BCM systems in line with ISO 22301 requirements. With the certification of a BCM system by the experts from TÜV NORD CERT, organisations receive an independent and qualified assessment of the effectiveness and reliability of their BCM system.

In addition to fostering business resilience within the certified organisation itself, certification has a positive effect on customers and business partners, as it indicates that the company will remain functional even if serious events should occur, and that the organization is a reliable supplier or partner even during critical situations. The certificate which is issued following a successful audit is valid for three years. Annual surveillance audits confirm that the criteria of the standard continue to be fulfilled.

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