ISO 22301

ISO 22301:2012 Societal Security – Business Continuity Management System

The full name of this standard is ISO 22301:2012 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements. This standard is written by leading business continuity experts and provides the best framework for managing business continuity in an organization.

One of the features that differentiates this standard from other business continuity frameworks/standards is that an organization can become certified by an accredited certification body, and will therefore be able to prove its compliance to its customers, partners, owners and other stakeholders .

ISO 22301 has replaced 25999-2 – these two standards are rather similar, but ISO 22301 could be considered an upgrade from BS 25999-2.

ISO 22301 for SME?

It is not only large organizations that can be affected by unexpected disruptions.  Small companies face similar threats too.  No matter the size of your organization, the capability to respond effectively is more critical than ever before. That’s why the ISO 22301 business continuity management systemhas been designed to help you manage the risks that threaten the smooth running of your business and ensure its survival in the event of a disruption.  And we can show you how.

Small and medium-sized businesses that implement ISO 22301 can improve their resilience in the same way as larger organizations. We know that you may have tighter budgets and less time and resources to put the necessary business continuity management processes in place. That’s why we provide packages to your suit your business. We can customize your package to include only the services you need – removing the unnecessary cost and complexity of implementing ISO 22301.

We can help you identify essential business functions and the ways in which they could be impacted by incidents. Let us show you how to protect critical functions and minimize the impact of disruptions. You’ll see how ISO 22301 can put you in a better position when competing for new business and improve supply chain resilience.


Operational resilience, emergency preparedness, corporate governance, crisis management, disaster recovery, supply chain security, protection of reputation in a crisis.

ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). It provides a practical framework for setting up and managing an effective business continuity management system. This aims to safeguard it from a wide range of potential threats and disruptions including:

  1. Technology failure
  2. Sudden loss of critical resources
  3. Natural disasters
  4. Other emergency situations


  1. Customer satisfaction. Give customers confidence that your service is dependable and can be relied on at all times.
  2. Business resilience. Avoid downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning.
  3. Legal compliance. Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.
  4. Improved risk management. Manage risks, recover quickly from crises and protect your reputation.
  5. Proven business credentials. Independent verification against a recognized industry standard speaks volumes and enhances your brand.
  6. Ability to win more business. Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so gaining certification opens doors.
  7. International recognition. You’ll be recognized and valued globally.


All organizations might be subject to disruptions; this may include technology failure, flooding, utility disruption, fire or terrorist attack. The standard is available to any organization (or its parts) regardless of their size, scope or complexity, that wishes to manage their overall business risks and develop the capability to plan for, and respond to, incidents and business disruptions.

The consequences of unexpected business disruptions may be far-reaching and might involve loss of life, loss of assets or income, or the inability to deliver products and services on which the organization's survival might depend.

By proactive identification of the impact of disruption, Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301:2012) BCM identifies those products and services that are crucial for the organization's existence, and helps to establish what responses will be needed if a disruption occurs. ISO 22301 further provides the capability to adequately react in case of disruption.


With a wealth of experience providing accredited management systems consultancy, We are ideally placed to partner with you to meet customer requirements and exceed industry expectations.

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