In this aera of business environment, the global economy is growing more complex and interdependent everyday. Every organization, regardless of their size or nature of business, whether in the private or public sector are vulnerable to many disruptionsand needs to be secured towards disruptions, incidents and inside & outside threats.The ability to be able to continue operations regardless of any minor or major incident is becoming increasingly important to businesses globally.

The truth is that, many organizations lack effective backup systems and have poor resilience in the face of threats to their business operations. Incidents that occur within your own business or ecosystem can slow down or even halt your activity due to insufficient planning and resource allocation for dealing with unexpected disruptions,which in turn directly impacts customers and incur increased costs. Disruptions can cause a drop in quality and efficiency, which in turn will lead to a loss of stakeholder confidence.Anticipating rupture and having a contingency plan in place is highly essential in order to keep your business on toes no matter what happens.

Solution

Therefore, an organization needs to take precautions and be prepared, ensuring continuity of critical business functions by Implementing business continuity management systems and standards that enables your organization to handle any disruptions due to threats.

ISO 22301

ISO 22301 standard provides all the requirements for an effective Business Continuity Management System to protect companies against threats and ensure your business recovers from disruptive incidents.The BCMS provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, premises, technology, brand and reputation through effective planning, implementing and maintaining a documented management system to prepare, respond and recover from any disruptive incidents.It specifies the requirements to


BCMS is not how you prevented crisis but more importantly what you will do post crisis.It also covers the whole BCM life cycle and is applicable to all sectors of businesses and industry at large.With an effective Business Continuity Management System in place, your organization is prepared to detect and prevent threats and enables you to respond effectively and promptly based on the procedures that apply before, during and after the event.Implementing a strong BCMS will aid your organization to quickly recover from a disaster or disruption and safeguard an organization against the reputation damage which can occur from missed deadlines, data leakages, operational, IT outages, industrial actions, disappointed clients or direct financial losses due to the disruption.

Who should get ISO 22301 certified

Being international standard for Business Continuity Management System, the objective of ISO 22301 is to protect, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise. This is achieved by implementing a Business Continuity plan within your organization which clearly states that you are prepared for the unexpected.ISO 22301 is best suited to organizations that do not have the luxury of managing downtime without disruption. Using industry best practice guide as a foundation, the standard has been introduced,to be applied to organization of any size and nature who wish to implement a BCMS of their own.This enables the organization to understand, develop and implement a structured and formalized Business Continuity Management system which will help minimize risk in case of a chance of disruption.

For example, organization who deals with the Information and Communication Technologies cannot afford outages as this could as it could lead clients move to a much efficient service provider who seem to be more reliable. The same truth holds for organizations operating in high risk environments, irrespective of their size, nature or geography such as

  • Software
  • Service Industries
  • Hospitals
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Oil and Gas
  • Transportation
  • Telecom and
  • Food Production

Why ISO 22301 is important

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System is a holistic management methodology that identifies potential threats to an enterprise, through a framework for developing organizational resilience, and the impacts to business operations those crises could cause, if they happen to occur. Crisis can be described in several outage scenarios but chiefly they can combine people outage or unavailability, physical site, communication or technology, and/or vendor unavailability. An effective business continuity management system (BCMS) will help organizations to develop and maintain a best practice approach to respond effectively to any disruption, by implementing continuous improvement tools and techniques.

It is essential for most organizations to develop a quality management system because,

  • There is a need to assure their customers and other stakeholders that the organization has the ability to meet continuity requirements and expectations.
  • A certification to ISO 9001 will provide that confidence to the organization’s customers.
  • The organizations need to develop a consistent approach to deal with disruptive incidents.
  • An application of ISO 22301 offers a framework to the organization where a documented management system to cater to this need can be developed.
  • ISO 22301 helps the organizations to build an effective mechanism for identifying and satisfying continuity and recovery needs.

The inherent requirement and ISO 22301 certification process require emergency actions and disaster recovery plans in place to allow business processes to react appropriately and helps to resume business activities as quickly as possible. The main intention is to have a plan already in place and setting objectives and clear expectations for management so that your organization can begin to fix the situation as soon as an issue arises.

BCMS aids an organization’s Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment which includes:

  • Establishing the context of the assessment defining the criteria and evaluating the potential impact of a disruptive incident.
  • Taking into account legal requirements.
  • Providing systematic analysis, prioritizing risk treatments.
  • Defining the required output from the business impact analysis and risk assessment.
  • Putting requirements in place to keep information up-to-date and confidential.

It has to be noted that, the overall BCM program must be managed through your business continuity plan and activities such as training, exercises and regular reviews to build the organizational ability to secure data backups, minimize major losses and maximize the recovery time of critical functions..The standard is applicable for companies of all sizes across any industry, particularly global companies operating in high risk or complex environments where the ability to function without delay is of paramount importance.

Benefits of ISO 22301 certification

  • Establishing a framework to identify, reduce, and manage threats for your organization
  • Gains competitive advantage with an internationally acknowledged standard
  • Ensures continuity of provided products and services and reduces impacts of emergencies and breakdowns
  • Achieve Business resilience by avoiding downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning
  • Increases the organization’s credibility for partners and customers and creates competitive advantage via the promotion of consistent and cost-effective services.
  • Increases the organization’s credibility for partners and customers and creates competitive advantage via the promotion of consistent and cost-effective services.
  • Improvement of business reputation leading to higher customer retention through increased performance record
  • Enhanced business decision making ability as the company will have a better understanding of threats to operations
  • Better understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements which impacts your organization and its customers
  • Alignment of information technology services and business strategy ensuring continuous improvement in the quality of services.
  • Keep critical functions up and running during times of crises.
  • Improves your risk profile with clients, investors and stakeholders and helps safeguard the future of the business
  • The creation of a consistent approach that facilitates organizational change.
  • Increased staff competency through enhanced process and procedure
  • Improves job satisfactionas employees are clear about what to do in cases of adverse conditions
  • Boost morale and motivation through improved training capabilities

The inherent requirement and ISO 22301 certification process require emergency actions and disaster recovery plans in place to allow business processes to react appropriately and helps to resume business activities as quickly as possible. The main intention is to have a plan already in place and setting objectives and clear expectations for management so that your organization can begin to fix the situation as soon as an issue arises.

BCMS aids an organization’s Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment which includes:

  • Establishing the context of the assessment defining the criteria and evaluating the potential impact of a disruptive incident.
  • Taking into account legal requirements.
  • Providing systematic analysis, prioritizing risk treatments.
  • Defining the required output from the business impact analysis and risk assessment.
  • Putting requirements in place to keep information up-to-date and confidential.

It has to be noted that, the overall BCM program must be managed through your business continuity plan and activities such as training, exercises and regular reviews to build the organizational ability to secure data backups, minimize major losses and maximize the recovery time of critical functions..The standard is applicable for companies of all sizes across any industry, particularly global companies operating in high risk or complex environments where the ability to function without delay is of paramount importance.

Traibcert for your certification needs?

At TRAIBCERT, we provide In length training program, that are custom built with experts to meet specific organization demand for business continuity management services that aids in organizations to comprehend and prioritize threats an organization is vulnerable to, prioritize those risks and implement preventive measures.

We understand,what our customers want by getting certified to ISO 22301 and then design the system to help the organization to reap its benefits.With an experienced team of highly qualified auditors, our professionalism and holistic approach to audits we offer a wide range of services and support from:

  • In-house Training
  • Gap analysis
  • Audit and
  • Certification

At TRAIBCERT, we have highly trained business continuity assessors who will assess ,perform risk assessment and identify gaps, if any, to provide an independent point of view over the performance of your business continuity management.

TRAIBCERT focus on the most significant business continuity management issues for your organization, our audits help you identify and concentrate your efforts on key improvement areas while also checking compliance against ISO 22301.

Traibcert auditing and certification services of business continuity systems, ensuring that clients are able to respond and recover from potential disruptive incidents. TRAIBCERT is highly involved in a wide variety of industry committees and standards writing teams, helping us to maintain a keen awareness of changes within this industry.Knowledge transfer supporting our customer’s organizational strategy.

By joining hands with TRAIBCERT, we certainly believe that you will enjoy the following benefits first hand due to our customer centric approach on all aspects.

  • Business continuity
  • Testing each aspect of documented plan
  • Enterprise risk reduction
  • Ensure that you become BCM compliant within existing investment
  • Business continuity principles embedded in each business life cycle/change
  • Structured and proven risk assessment and risk measurement
  • Measurements that determine the degree of compliance for applicable controls
  • Awareness to each and every member of the organization
  • Framework implementation and continual improvement

Our ISO 22301 certification mark demonstrates your company’s commitment to safeguarding critical business processes and that your backup systems and processes have been evaluated by one of the most recognized names in quality, security and safety.

How to transfer your current certificate to traibcert

You can transfer the certificate at any stage to us during surveillance/ recertification.

To transfer any certificate IAF has laid down New rules –

So what I need to DO.

  • Scan a clear copy of the certificate
  • Write to us on info@traibcert.org.uk and Attach the scanned copy to the mail and send or contact us
  • We will review the details and advise on the further steps within two days.

Certification Process

  • Preliminary audit (optional):
    TRAIBCERT’s experienced and highly-skilled auditors would listen to you and perform an initial assessment of the energy management system that is implemented. The audit focuses mainly on the areas of the system that needs further improvements inline with the ISO requirements, in order to achieve the goal of implementing the system. Once identifying and eradicating potential vulnerabilities in the management system, the actual audit in relation to the certification begins.
  • Certification audit:
    This phase is comprised of a stage 1 and stage 2 audit consists of detailed review where, TRAIBCERT’s auditors with expertise and vast knowledge on the industry sectors,assess your documentation and practical application of your energy management system to fulfill the certification requirements. We strive to reveal observations that can add value through reduced costs, increased efficiency, and decreased time to market.
  • Issue Certificate:
    Once our highly competent & qualified auditors who are experts in the sector, identifies that your CMS satisfies the requirements of ISO 22301-2012, we TRAIBCERT a leading accredited certification body with expertise in environmental preservation and social accountability will Issue the ISO 22301-2012 certificate.
  • Surveillance audits:
    Annual surveillance of the ongoing optimization of your processes and energy management system would be carried out to ensure adherence of the system with that of the ISO standards.
  • Re-certification:
    Upon reaching 3 years from the date of issuance of certificate, the maximum validity of the certificate, we will provide full support to your organization towards the re-certification for the net term.
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