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 (BS 25999), 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.
- 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 BS 25999
- 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
- Quality The way you manage your business directly impacts on its success.
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management Responsible environmental policy is good for the planet and for your business.
- ISO 12647 Colour Management Raising the colour bar for the printing industry
- Data Management Safeguarding the information assets of printers and their clients.