ISO 22301 2019
is a generic business continuity management standard.
ISO 22301 2019 is
an international business continuity management
PURPOSE OF ISO 22301
purpose of this international standard is to help
According to ISO 22301, any
organization can achieve these important
A BCMS is a set of
interrelated elements that organizations use to
All of these elements are used
to recover, restore, and resume the
SCOPE OF ISO 22301
22301 is a generic business continuity management
However, exactly how you apply
ISO 22301 is up to you and will
Exactly how you apply ISO 22301
will depend upon your organization's
HOW TO USE ISO 22301
ISO 22301 2019 to establish a
USING ISO 22301 TO GET CERTIFIED
22301 is designed to be used for certification purposes.
While ISO 22301 is specifically
designed to be used for certification
You can self-audit your system
and then announce to the world that
PREVIEW OF ISO 22301 2019
As previously indicated, the
standard's business continuity requirements
Context asks you to start by understanding your
Leadership asks your organization's top
management to provide
Planning asks you to prepare plans to address the
Support asks your organization to support its
BCMS by providing
Operations asks you to plan and control your
Evaluation asks you to monitor, measure, analyze,
Improvement asks you to identify
nonconformities, to take
THE PDCA APPROACH
22301 uses what is called the
Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Model.
Parts 4, 5, 6, and 7 expect you to plan
2. DO. Part 8 expects you to establish your BCMS.
3. CHECK. Part 9 expects you to evaluate your BCMS.
4. ACT. Part 10 expects you to improve your BCMS.
Updated on October 5, 2020. First published on March 23, 2013.
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