Business continuity is a process that helps organisations plan for the unexpected and better manage risks and protect assets. This means having plans in place to resume ‘business as usual’ as quickly as needed in the event of an incident, from loss of IT, people or telecommunications right through to terrorist activity, extreme weather or a pandemic.
Understanding business continuity management (BCM) is increasingly important as more organisations realise how dependent they are on ever more complex and extended supply chains. ISO 22301 - Societal security - Business continuity management systems (BCMS), is an auditable standard that is applicable to organisations of all sizes, sectors and types.
Using industry best practice guide as a foundation, the standard helps you to understand, develop and implement a structured BCMS that will help minimise risk and therefore the chance of disruption to your organisation. Certification enables you to demonstrate compliance and give your stakeholders confidence that your organisation could recover quickly and continue to deliver the service required in the event of serious disruption.
International standards are typically reviewed every 5 years to ensure they remain relevant and meet the challenges of the time. ISO 22301:2012 is currently being reviewed and ISO/NP 22301 is under development by the ISO technical committee for security and resilience, ISO/TC 292.
What we offer
LR recognises that every organisation and its BCMS are unique. The impact of the revision to the ISO 22301 will depend upon the complexity of your organisation.
At LR, we take time to understand the needs and unique circumstances of our clients and their businesses, to act with judgement, sensitivity and care.
Our independence means that we’re committed to doing things the right way to reach the highest standards and best outcomes for all, giving our clients confidence in our decisions every time.
We specialise in management systems compliance including gap analysis, assessment and certification, all underpinned with expert advice designed to meet the needs of your industry.
We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision. We leave no stone unturned and no questions unanswered, to draw accurate conclusions.
We provide practical client training courses worldwide in various languages, led by trained and qualified tutors. Many of our courses are endorsed by relevant professional bodies and based on our experience of assessing management systems. We offer both public and in-house training services including customised training solutions.
The challenge of globalisation, changing customer requirements, legislation and technology means that worldwide, organisations are increasingly turning to customised assurance programmes, underpinned with client specific criteria, to help them meet their organisational goals.
Our range of customised solutions are focused on delivering client value by offering a variety of tools and techniques to identify the right solution for your business. Once we have assessed your needs, we can then identify the most appropriate methods to equip you with the relevant knowledge and implement the recommended improvement initiatives.
A wide range of assurance services
Don’t let your certification journey stop with BCMS; at LR, we deliver certification, validation and verification assessment services to all of the world’s leading standards and schemes including quality,health and safety, environmental, sustainability, energy management, business continuity, cyber security and many more.
What are the benefits?
Limit disruption and protect your brand with ISO 22301 BCM certification.
Embedding a BCMS within your organisation will help you to identify and mitigate risks - reducing the risk of an incident before it even happens.
When disruptions do happen, you will be better placed to respond quickly and confidently to put contingencies in place; to ensure your people can work safely and effectively to maintain service to your customers. This will give your stakeholders confidence in your organisation, making you a trusted partner, and creating a competitive advantage to win tenders.
Why choose LR?
Our assessors are management system experts and industry specialists who are matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust audit of your system. We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.
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The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.
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