What is an ISO 22301 Certification?

Obtaining an ISO 22301 certification for Business continuity provides a basis for planning to ensure your long-term survivability following a disruptive event. Your plans need to be clear, concise and tailored to the needs of the business. It is a comprehensive process to ensure the continuation and improvement of business in the face of whatever challenges your firm may face and needs to be considered not only by large businesses but smaller businesses too.

ISO 22301 identifies the fundamentals of business continuity management and provides a basis for understanding, developing and implementing business continuity management within your organisation.

BS ISO 22301:2012 specifies the requirements to:

  • Identify crucial risk factors already affecting your organisation.
  • Understand your organisation’s needs and obligations.
  • Establish implement and maintain your BCMS.
  • Measure your organisation’s overall capability to manage disruptive incidents.
  • Guarantee conformity with stated business continuity policy.

What are the benefits of ISO 22301?

  • Minimises disruptions and financial loss during even minor events.
  • Increased reliability and productivity for your company
  • Demonstrates to stakeholders the enhanced capability to handle disruption and protect brand reputation.
  • Identify the threats to your company’s key products, services and assets.
  • Plan and exercise controls to minimise the threats and aid in the prompt resumption of service
  • Protect market share, reputation and brand.
  • Competitive advantage and increased market share
  • Companies that don’t have good business continuity plans often fail to survive a business disruption. Good continuity planning can make a difference and in the long run, make companies more profitable.
  • We have a Podcast success story available HERE.

How we can help

  • Blackmores specialise in helping you to implement and maintain your ISO 22301 certification across London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and UK-wide. We can also assist with international locations, having experience of working in 27 other countries.
  • Conduct an ISO 22301 Gap Analysis – To help establish your strengths and weaknesses.
  • ISO 22301 E-learning – Learn at your own pace with our online courses via the isologyhub.
  • ISO 22301 isologists® – We have a skilled team of consultants to help you implement a Business Continuity Management System. From London to the UAE, we have experience working internationally across many sectors.
  • Internal Audits – We can help you to plan and conduct Internal Audits to verify your compliance with ISO 22301.
  • On-Site Support – We can provide support during External Audits carried out by Certification Bodies.
  • Request a quote for Certification – We can send a request for a quote to 3 UKAS-certified Certification Bodies on your behalf. This is done free of charge on request.

How can ISO 22301 Certification help win more Tenders?

In a variety of industries, ISO 22301 certification is now a very common demand during the PQQ (Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire) stage of the tendering process.

It can be challenging to successfully structure, format, and communicate in your tendering application document how your company manages and responds to disruptive events.

Achieving ISO 22301 Certification means your business will now have a well-documented management system that has been implemented and executed. Having these policies and procedures in place now means that the majority of the responses to tendering questions will be easily accessible.

Further Resources

We have a 3 part podcast series discussing ISO 22301 Steps to Success in more detail, available on iTunes and Soundcloud. Each episode is accompanied by a blog for further reading:

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We have also created a podcast series for ISO 22301, listen here:

ISO 22301 part 3
ISO 22301 Steps to Success Part 2
ISO 22301 steps to success

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