ISO 22301 Business continuity

ISO 22301 introduces a requirement for metrics for business continuity management, as well as additional emphasis for BCMS operational planning and setting controls.

The business continuity standard ISO 22301 specifies requirements for setting up and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). It is auditable, enabling organizations to demonstrate compliance.

Using industry best practice guide as a foundation, the standard has been introduced specifically to enable you to understand, develop and implement a structured and formalized Business Continuity Management system which will help minimize risk and so the chance of disruption to your organization.

Benefits of ISO 22301

  • Minimizing risk - increased resilience when faced with organisational threat
  • Resilience - enhanced capability to handle disruption and protect brand reputation when integrated with business planning
  • Reducing costs - action plan rehearsals mean that, should the worst happen, the organization's financial position is protected

Why choose LRQA for ISO 22301?

Technical expertise – Having the right people to deliver the effective ISO 22301 assessments is critical and LRQA offers only the most highly trained business continuity assessors who have all undergone BCI-accredited training.  

LRQA has a long standing relationship with the Business Continuity Institute who are leaders in business continuity development, helping to assure that our experts offer first-hand insight and experience in this highly specialized field. Around the world, LRQA has been carrying out assessments against business continuity standards for many years and our experience will benefit your organization.

Global trusted brand and independent accreditation – LRQA was the first certification body to gain UKAS accreditation for BS25999 the first business continuity standard, giving you the confidence that you'll be working with one of the worlds most trusted and respected management system bodies. And, LRQA is still the only organization able to offer UKAS accredited certification in any industry sector for quality, environmental, health and safety and business continuity.  

Proven track record – Around the world, many of the world’s leading medical device, IT, defense, government, justice and telecommunications organizations choose LRQA for ISO 22301 certification. 

Impartiality and objectivity – With no shareholders of our own, we are independent and impartial in everything we do.  We are committed to acting with integrity and objectivity at all times.

Assessment methodology – LRQA helps you manage your systems and risks to improve and protect the current and future performance of your organization.  Our approach is built on three pillars and extends the focus beyond the certificate to an assessment approach designed to help organizations meet their strategic objectives.  

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