The ISO 22301 standard introduces the concept of an operative continuity (better known as business continuity) management system. The standard defines the operating activities that must be performed by an organisation in case an adverse event occurs.
Business continuity is a commitment for all organisations as it is dictated by legislative, regulatory, sectorial, product and service requirements.
The management system sets out to prevent, protect, address and recover from a risk or incident, safeguard the company's staff and image and allow it to continue to produce and sell its products and services.
MAIN BENEFITS AND TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
- Valorisation of investments
- strengthening of corporate image
- increased safety
An effective business continuity management system provides the key components required for risk management (the potential risks the organisation is exposed to) and business impact analysis (impacts on the effectiveness of these risks).
The phase of risk identification and the relative consequences is followed by the definition of the policies, objectives, plans and responsibilities that give the organisation those qualities of resilience, more necessary now than they were before, required to address adverse situations.
WHY RINA SERVICES?
RINA SERVICES is accredited to provide an extensive range of certification services. Our long-standing experience in the ICT sector with ISO/IEC 27001
and ISO 20000
certificates ensures that the auditors in our audit team have specific skills as regards Safety, the definition of Business Continuity plans, risk analysis and business impact analysis.
The phases of the certification process are:
- compilation and dispatch of the questionnaire
- dispatch of an offer by RINA SERVICES, including times and costs
- acceptance of the offer and stipulation of the contract
- optional pre-audit: preliminary audit for verifying the state of application of the standard
- stage 1 audit, documents review
- stage 2 on-site audit
- approval and issue of certificate.