ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System - BCMS

ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System - BCMS

ISO 22301 : 2019 (SECURITY AND RESILIENCE) - Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) -Overview

ISO 22301:2019 is designed to help organizations put those plans in place, and protect themselves, their clients, suppliers and other stakeholders if a disaster ever does strike.

This standard is to implement, maintain and improve a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of, prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions when they arise.

The requirements specified in this document 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.

This document is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations that:

a) Implement, maintain and improve a BCMS;

b) Seek to ensure conformity with stated business continuity policy;

c) Need to be able to continue to deliver products and services at an acceptable predefined capacity during a disruption;

d) Seek to enhance their resilience through the effective application of the BCMS.

This document can be used to assess an organization's ability to meet its own business continuity needs and obligations.


  • Reduced cost of a business disruption

  • Creation of a competitive advantage by protecting your brand reputation

  • Confidence is inspired in customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that your business can deal with the unexpected

  • Provides the ability to comply with legislative requirements