International Best Practices


Standard: ISO 22301: 2012
Subject: Societal security - Business continuity management system requirements
Author: International standards organisation (ISO)


BCMS - ISO 22301: 2012 is an accredited standard for management compliance. The standard can be used by any organisation of any size, nature of business that wishes to demonstrate design, implementation and assessment of business continuity management system processes.

Trends in adaptation

ISO 22301: 2012 has been adapted by organizations seeking to demonstrate business continuity processes. The standard replaces the erstwhile BS 25999:2 2007, which now stands replaced.


1 – Scope
2 – Normative References
3 – Terms and definitions
4 – Context of the organization
5 – Leadership
6 – Planning
7 – Support
8 – Operation
9 – Performance Monitoring
10 - Improvement

Key business benefits

BCMS – ISO 22301 has several business benefits. For the CEO it assures a piece of mind that the organisation can recover from any incident involving people unavailability, site outage, location outage and technology outage.


BCMS – ISO 22301 will give ensure protection of stakeholder interest. The implementation of the business continuity processes such as business impact analysis, risk assessment, strategy implementation, plan documentation, testing and audit ensures confidence to the stakeholders of the continuity of the business.

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