ISO 22301:2012 - Societal security -- Business continuity management systems

What is ISO 22301?

ISO 22301, the international standard for business continuity management is your formal business continuity framework. It will help you to develop a business continuity plan that will keep your business running during and following a disruption. Follow it and you will minimize the impact so you can resume normal service quickly, ensuring key services and products are still delivered.

Benefits of ISO 22301:2012 Certification Standard ?

Maximize quality and efficiency

ISO 22301 provides a framework based on international best practice based around the 'Plan, Do' Check, 'Act' concept.

Resilience

Whether its an international disaster or localised disruption, your organization will be robust enough to be able to get up and running again quickly, or minimize disruption until normal service is resumed.

Reputation

Keep your reputation secure.

Competitive advantage

Opens new markets and helps you win new business. Gain client confidence through the universal acceptance of ISO standards that open up global opportunities.

Win more contracts more cost effectively

Provides you with a marketing edge and, coupled with certification, can help reduce the cost of tendering.

Business improvement

Certification requires a clear understanding of your entire organization which can identify opportunities for improvement.

Continuous improvement

The certification process involves regular audits that ensure your management system is up to date

Compliance

Demonstrate that you meet the requirements of applicable laws and regulations.

Cost savings

You'll have the opportunity to reduce the burden of internal and external BCM audits, improve financial performance and reduce business disruption insurance premiums.

Delivery

Your BCMS framework supports rehearsed management processes that allow you to supply an agreed level of critical services and products within a specified timeframe after disruption.

Management

A BCMS provides proven management capability during times of disruption.

How to gain certification to ISO 22301:2012 ?

  • Applications for certification can be made by completing the ISO 22301:2012 questionnaire
  • Assessment to ISO 22301:2012 is undertaken by TOV. This consists of two mandatory visits which form the Initial Certification Audit
  • Certification is granted by TOV and maintained by the client. Maintenance is confirmed through a programme of annual surveillance visits and a re-certification audit every three years.

TOV America Process

TOV has a unique approach of certification which complies with the requirement for bodies providing audit and certification of management system.