The Draft International Standard (DIS) for ISO 22301 has been published. This is where organisations like yours have the opportunity to review the draft and make comment.
ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). The international standard provides a management system that allows you to identify potential threats to your organisation and make sure you have the resources, procedures, and training in place to deal with an unexpected disruption.
Your organisation will be able to maintain operations during a disruption, stand apart from competitors, and protect your brand. This standard represents years of research and development, setting out defined processes and best practices in the form of a common approach.
Business continuity is an ongoing task and can be complex; it is also one of the most important things for a company to possess. For some organisations a simple step-by-step internally tested approach is enough; for others, a formulated and independently inspected approach is needed.
Please bear in mind that statistics show 1 in 4 small businesses that close due to a disaster will never reopen without an effective BC plan in place.
ISO 22301 is suitable for organisations of all sizes, across all industries, public or private, manufacturing or service. It provides a common approach to and language for BCM, allowing all organisations to achieve internationally recognised best.
Based on the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ model, the standard enables you to continually improve your organisation's effectiveness.
Whatever route you decide to take, Business Continuity is a must-do task that The Standerwick Partnership is able to assist with, our consultants are formally qualified in Business Continuity Management and will provide a practical and pragmatic approach for your business, coupled with Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management if required.
Remember, without a plan, your organisation could be vulnerable and unprepared for even simple disruptions.
Comments on the new draft are being accepted from businesses, interested parties and individuals up until 26th February 2019. The link for comments is below.