ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard | NQA

The international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM) Systems.

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Operational resilience, emergency preparedness, corporate governance, crisis management, disaster recovery, supply chain security, protection of reputation in a crisis.

WHAT IS ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). It provides a practical framework for setting up and managing an effective business continuity management system. This aims to safeguard it from a wide range of potential threats and disruptions including:

  • Technology failure
  • Sudden loss of critical resources
  • Natural disasters
  • Other emergency situations


  • Customer satisfaction. Give customers confidence that your service is dependable and can be relied on at all times.
  • Business resilience. Avoid downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning.
  • Legal compliance. Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.
  • Improved risk management. Manage risks, recover quickly from crises and protect your reputation.
  • Proven business credentials. Independent verification against a recognized industry standard speaks volumes and enhances your brand.
  • Ability to win more business. Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so gaining certification opens doors.
  • International recognition. You’ll be recognized and valued globally.


All organizations might be subject to disruptions; this may include technology failure, flooding, utility disruption, fire or terrorist attack. The standard is available to any organization (or its parts) regardless of their size, scope or complexity, that wishes to manage their overall business risks and develop the capability to plan for, and respond to, incidents and business disruptions.

The consequences of unexpected business disruptions may be far-reaching and might involve loss of life, loss of assets or income, or the inability to deliver products and services on which the organization's survival might depend.

By proactive identification of the impact of disruption, BCM identifies those products and services that are crucial for the organization's existence, and helps to establish what responses will be needed if a disruption occurs. ISO 22301 further provides the capability to adequately react in case of disruption.


With a wealth of experience providing accredited management systems certifications, NQA is ideally placed to partner with you to meet customer requirements and exceed industry expectations.

  • NQA, USA issued the first-ever PS-Prep certification in 2012.     
  • NQA,USA is the only Certification Body to offer the full suite of ISO and PS-Prep BCMS certifications including:
    • ASIS SPC.1
    • ISO 22301
    • NFPA 1600

Technical committees and industry relationships. NQA is highly involved in a wide variety of industry committees and standards writing teams, helping us to maintain a keen awareness of changes within this industry.  NQA, USA is an active participant and recognized leader in the DHS PS-Prep and IAF BCMS working groups (convened by ANAB).

Knowledge transfer supporting our customer’s organizational strategy. NQA is committed to ensuring customer awareness regarding changes in industry strategy, regulations, and standard requirements that may impact your management system approach.


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