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ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management

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Ensuring your business is prepared for the unexpected disruption or disaster. So, if you are responsible for any aspect of your clients’ data, you need to take effective steps to protect their information assets as well as your own.

At some point in the next five years, your business is likely to face serious disruption. This could be anything from major IT failure, high levels of staff absenteeism for unforeseen reasons, failure in the supply chain, even relocation caused by flood or fire.

Waiting for the unexpected to happen in not an option. If you haven't already done so, then you need to take action now - and think the unthinkable. By following best practice as outlined in the internationally recognised standard for Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301), you will reduce your risk and be fully prepared should your key business activites be disrupted. 

Business Continuity Management is based on the principle that is the key responsbility of an organisation's director to ensure the continuation of it business operations at all times and this necessitates having suitable plans, processes and practices in place to meet most eventualities. 

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is something that your stakeholders, including print buyers, will expect you to have, and your insurer will almost certainly want you to provide as part of your responsibility toward risk management. 

If producing an effective Business Continuity Plan seems daunting, BPIF Specialist Services can help. Our experts have helped many print and packaging companies to assess critical aspects of their processes and to develop structured BCPs. Each plan is developed with the specific needs of the company in mind, while implementing best practice from across the print and packaging sector. 

Transitioning to ISO 22301:2019; if an organisation is currently certified to ISO 22301:2012 you are likely to have up to three years to transition to ISO 22301:2019. After 30th October 2022 certification to ISO 22301:2012 will no longer be valid. Now the deadline for transitioning to ISO 22301:2019 has been extended by six months due to COVID-19. The new deadline for transitioning is now 30th April 2023. BSI has stated it will continue to deliver audits against ISO 22301:2012 until 30 April 2021 to allow you time to get your system updated and aligned to ISO 22301:2019.

FACTS - What is involved
  • In-depth review of your site(s) and critical processes
  • Risk and business impact analyses
  • Identification of aspects which might increase the possibility of business interruption or that might prevent or significantly
  • Development of appropriate strategies to promote recovery of key processes
  • A report of prioritised actions critical to continuity and recovery
  • A written Business Continuity Plan Establishment of evaluation and review processes
  • Promotes business continuity and recovery processes
  • Identifies, eliminates and/or minimises risks
  • Satisfies stakeholder requirements including those of insurers and clients
  • Meets requirements and best practice of ISO 22301
  • Saves you money and protects your and your customers’ assets
  • Conducted by print sector specialists
  • Helps you to remain a ‘preferred supplier’ and win more business
For more information please contact:
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Head of Marketing and Operations
01924 203335
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