ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management System – BCMS

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What is ISO 22301 standard?

ISO 22301: 2012 specifies the requirements for the business continuity management system. The ISO 22301 system is aimed at ensuring readiness for continuity of work in emergency situations on production lines and in logistics, natural disasters and IT malfunctions. The BMCP business continuity management system includes:

  • BCP Business Continuity Planning – continuity planning for critical business processes
  • DRP Disaster Recovery Planning – planning how to act in the event of failure, disaster or other negative events.

The requirements set out in ISO 22301 are general and apply to all organizations or parts thereof, regardless of the type, size and nature of the organization. The scope of these requirements depends on the organization’s working environment and complexity.

Steps of implementation ISO 22301 with IQME

Step 1: Free pre-audit and quotation of implementation (and certification)
Step 2: Development of the documentation compliant with the business continuity management system (including strategy of business continuity, methodology and risk analysis)
Step 3: Preparation and implementation of management scheme and risk management scheme
Step 4: Training for Business Continuity Managers and Internal Auditors of ISO 22301
Step 5: Audits of Business Continuity Management System
Step 6: Corrective and preventive actions
Step 7: Guarantee of certification 
Step 8: Issue of the ISO 22301 certificate by IQME


You can get certificate of ISO 22301 within 1-6 months since implementation beginning.

IQME specialists will develop necessary documentation and forward you for acceptance. 
You decide which implementation steps you would like to choose. 

Advantages of having ISO 22301 certificate

  • Ensuring the business continuity  in case of failure, natural disasters and random factors.
  • Meeting the legal requirements spełnienie wymagań prawnych i wytycznych branżowych w przypadku instytucji finansowych i dostawców energetycznych
  • Protection of company resources – increasing the internal security,
  • Identification of business risks and their minimization,
  • Minimizing the risk of not delivering the product, not performing the service,
  • Increasing the brand value


Integration of BCMS  with other standards:

The reason for implementing the risk management system may be the ease of integration with the quality management system according to  ISO 9001 and/or environmental management system ISO 14001 or OHS management system  ISO 45001 or information security management system ISO/IEC 27001. The structure of standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001ISO 45001 and ISO/IEC 27001  is very similar and some requirements are convergent, which significantly reduces implementation costs. It is worth considering the implementation of ISO 22301, because apart from all the other advantages of the system, it becomes more and more popular and is an important standard among companies that are significant in the market.

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