Following our external certification audit on 21st March 2013, the Steelhenge Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) has been recommended for certification to ISO 22301, the international business continuity management standard.
As business continuity specialists, we would expect our business continuity planning and BCMS to be up to scratch, but even though it was previously certified to BS 25999-2, an external audit to a newly published Standard is never taken lightly. This was particularly the case in transitioning from BS 25999-2 to ISO 22301 because of the significant number of new requirements in ISO 22301, plus the new standardized management structure introduced for the first time by the International Standards Organization in ISO 22301.
As Rosanna Moseley, our BC Manager said, “It was a lot of work, but worth it! Having to formally establish the context of the organisation and make sure the BCMS is supporting our strategic objectives has definitely strengthened our business continuity. I am also very pleased with the revised BCMS document set we developed to meet the new requirements. It’s proving logical and easy to work with.”
See our other posts on ISO 22301 below:
Watch out for future posts in this ISO 22301 practical implementation series as we start looking at specific elements of ISO 22301.