Operational risk management is becoming increasingly important. Business processes are getting faster, significantly specialized and more interactive. Any failure or disruption of supporting operational business infrastructures, such as IT, building-specific issues, personnel, suppliers, production processes or any other business unit may lead to an interruption of operations in the best case, or worse, to a long-term stoppage and loss of market-share as well as damage to company image. Optimal business and operation conditions and frameworks are particularly essential to remain competitive in fast-moving markets. Firms need to constantly optimize processes in order to safeguard resources and minimize costs. The principle of Business Continuity Management involves answering the following questions:
Business Continuity Management is the comprehensive and structured organization of an efficient crisis and emergency management. It systematically prepares companies to provide comprehensive response to unexpected and damaging events, ensuring that the most important business processes would be only temporarily interrupted in critical situations and emergencies and safeguarding company existence.
Please feel free to contact us at TÜV Rheinland to learn more about how our business continuity management system certification services can benefit your company.
1. Documentation Review
The auditors examine how far documentation relative to your Business Continuity Management System already meets the Standard ISO 22301 requirements. They also determine the scope of your BCMS application.
2. Status review (optional)
Our auditors first assess the current state of your company on site by conducting a pre-audit (Baseline study). You will be informed of the current status of your business continuity management system and your attention will be specifically drawn to any weakness.
3. Creation of an audit scheme / Scheduling
TÜV Rheinland auditors systematically identify potential gaps and lacunae that hinder the achievement of your set objectives and together with you, prepare scheduling of all testing deadlines.
4. Certification audit
Demonstrate the practical application of your Business Continuity Management System. Our auditors evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of your system as compared to the standard specifications. During the certification audit, information is collected on site, proof verification is provided and initial inspection is conducted.
5. Certificate delivery
Upon meeting all criteria, your company will be awarded the ISO 22301 certification. This document certifies your business continuity management system’s operability and compliance with relevant standards. In addition, your company will be registered in our online certification database Certipedia.
6. Follow up audit
Our annual follow up audits helpyou continuously optimize your processes.
Our set of TÜV Rheinland criteria aligns with the PDCA cycle, among others, and includes all phases of the business continuity management life cycle.
Under the ISO 22301 certification process, our experts examine and evaluate the following areas of your business continuity management system:
How do you benefit from business continuity management?
What does a holistic business continuity management system require?
What are the key questions for a company?