I created and delivered a one hour ISO 22301 Webinar for Compliance 4 All. This is a summary of ISO 22301. For an actual recording with more elaboration, please go to their site.


ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.

The requirements specified in ISO 22301:2012 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization’s operating environment and complexity.

ISO 22301 is the second published management systems standard that has adopted the new high-level structure and standardized text agreed in ISO. This will ensure consistency with all future and revised management system standards and make integrated use easier with, for example, ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental) and ISO/IEC 27001 (information security). The standard is divided into 10 main clauses, starting with scope, normative references, and terms and definitions. Following these are the standard’s requirements.

ISO panning helps you mitigate in a disaster against loss of business, loss of monies, penalties, legal liabilities, loss of reputation, loss of customers and more. As governments and regulators recognize the role of business continuity in mitigating the effects of disruptive incidents on society, they increasingly seek assurance that key players have appropriate business continuity arrangements in place. Similarly, businesses recognize their dependence on each other and seek assurance that key suppliers and partners can continue to provide key products and services, even when incidents occur.

Business Continuity Management is a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience and the capability for an effective response which safeguards the interests of its key stake holders, reputation, brand and value creating activities By implementing a Business Continuity Plan your business will increase its recovery capabilities dramatically. And that means you can make the right decisions quickly, cut downtime and minimize financial losses. Preparedness is the key. It gives confidence. Having Business Continuity Management (BCM) in place demonstrates a duty of care to your customers and suppliers.