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ISO 22301 is the global standard for business continuity management systems. It provides a standard for creating an efficient protocol for safeguarding companies from unwanted situations. The system helps to recognize potential threats and take precautionary actions accordingly. Every business organization is vulnerable to unknown and unpredictable dangers. Natural calamities, technical or power hazards, terrorism, and fire are some of the most lethal situations a company can face anytime. ISO 22301 offers a helpful set of guidelines to help prevent adverse situations in advance or prepare to take an effective course of action when disruptions strike.
The standard was originally developed in the year 2012 and later went through a revision in the year 2019. The present version of the accreditation focuses on problems like cyber risks and biohazards. The main objective of ISO 22301 is to support an organization in achieving sustainable business growth by promoting proactivity among stakeholders.
Primarily known for providing a concrete structure for maintaining business continuity, ISO 22301 is a comprehensive standard offering the following advantages:
The standard follows the Annex SL structure to group the key requirements, which include scope, context, leadership, planning, support, operation, performance evaluation and improvement amongst other groupings. ISO 22301 includes:
Business continuity : A stringent system to make an organization more resilient towards unwanted dangers. A properly designed systematic business continuity protocol to recognize and prevent probable risk factors is the main requirement for ISO 22301.
Management accountability : Proactiveness, awareness, and a strong sense of responsibility amongst management are key to the success of a business continuity management system.
Resource Management : Organizations need to ensure there are adequate resources to support the business continuity plans, the development and support of the management system and the costs of certification.
Monitoring and continuous improvement : There should be a systematic approach towards monitoring and reviewing the system and the operations for continual improvement and business growth.
The certification process is as follows:
Commit: A trusted certification body is chosen, engaged, and an audit date is set.
Pre-assessment: If clients wish, an assessment before the stage 1 and 2 audits is performed.
Stage 1 Audit: The management system and documentation are reviewed to ensure everything is in place for the stage 2 audit, including determining whether internal audit and the management review have been performed. An audit report is prepared and issued by the auditor for review. If everything looks good, the auditor confirms the stage 2 audit.
Stage 2 Audit: After addressing any concerns or opportunities for improvement from the stage 1 audit, the stage 2 audit is conducted by the auditor. The auditor checks that the management system is implemented and is compliant with ISO 22301. If there are any non-conformities, these are shared by the auditor. Once non-conformities are addressed and the auditor can confirm that the standard is being met, the auditor recommends the company for certification.
Issuing the certification: With the successful completion of the two stages of audits, the certification body issues the certification.
Surveillance Audits: Every certification lasts for 3 years. The certification body organizes annual audit programs to ensure ongoing compliance.
Blue Wolf is a business associate of various accredited certification bodies. We are customer focused, and a reliable, friendly and helpful auditing body that makes your certification journey simpler and more effective for your company.
We offer stage 1 and stage 2 audits before issuing your system for certification and provide continual support and surveillance audits to check for 100% ongoing compliance after you achieve the certification.
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