ISO 22301: A Specification for BCM

The ISO standard, ISO 22301, "Societal security -- Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems -- Requirements", specifies requirements for setting up and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

Like the second part of BS 25999, upon which it is largely based, it details the requirements for a BCM System and will be auditable, which enables organizations to demonstrate compliance. It is thus this standard against which certification will be available.


The contants of the standard are as follows:


The ISO 22301 standard can be purchased via Standards Direct

It is also provded in the ISO 22301 Toolkit (starter kit).

Official sources of the standard.