It is one standard among many; in fact, it’s smart for companies to use more than one.
(The various standards are somewhat different; the National Fire Protection Act 1600, for example, puts forth more nuts-and-bolts directives than ISO 22301, which measures at a more strategic level.) And you apply the standard is totally up to you: either use it at its highest level or determine a more moderate approach that still provides an adequate level of protection for your business.
You’ll also be able to reduce downtime having identified alternative arrangements.
With ISO 22301, you will not only significantly help reduce the risks to your business, you will help achieve operational resilience.
ISO 22301 is suitable for use in businesses of all sizes across all sectors, and it will help protect you against the threats specific to your business.
These could include natural disaster, IT failure, staff illness, terrorist threat or a disruption in your supply chain.That decision will be determined in part by the nature of your business: If your industry is governed by strict legal or regulatory requirements for business continuity, then implement the standard at the highest level you possibly can.But no matter how you choose to implement ISO 22301 as your preferred business continuity management standard, do so by formally adopting it and making it the basis for the operation of your BCMS.We offer packages that can be customized to your business to get you started with business continuity management.An ISO 22301 package can be designed to remove the complexity of getting you where you want to be – whatever your starting point.We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader.We help over 80,000 clients ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 182 countries worldwide to gain an edge over their competition.ISO 22301 will provide you with a framework for assessing critical suppliers and their associated risks, assessing current business practices and planning contingency measures.So when incidents happen, you’ll be prepared and able to respond effectively.Inside the business, the formal program has enabled better communication.Whether you’re new to ISO 22301 or looking to take your expertise further, we have the right training courses and resources.