Business Continuity Standards:
ISO 22301, ISO 22313, ISO 27031 and BS 25999
Steelhenge ensures that all work conducted for clients is aligned with current management standards: the International Standards for Business Continuity Management Systems, ISO 22301 & ISO 22313, the International Standard for ICT Continuity Management, ISO 27031, and the British Standard for Business Continuity Management, BS 25999. Steelhenge is a member of the British Standard Institution's Associate Consultant Programme for ISO 22301, BS 25999 and ISO 27001.
We are currently working with a number of clients to implement ISO 22301 and we ourselves have been recommended for certification to ISO 22301. This means that not only do we have a demonstrable track record in successfully assisting clients in their preparation for certification but also that our customers may be confident in our own continuity readiness as a supplier.
ISO 22301 and ISO 22313
ISO 22301 is the specification document for the newly published International Standard on Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems, against which organisations will seek certification. For more information on the transition from BS 25999 to ISO 22301 click here.
ISO 22313 is the guidance document to support the specification document (ISO 22301), published in December 2012.
ISO 27031 describes the concepts and principles of ICT readiness for business continuity and provides a framework of methods and processes to identify and specify all aspects for improving an organisation's ICT readiness to ensure business continuity. ISO 27031 is a guideline and certification is possible only to ISO 22301.
BS 25999 is the British Standard for Business Continuity Management. It was the key source for the business continuity content of ISO 22301. Both BS 25999-1 (2006) the guidance, and BS25999-2 (2007) the specification, have been withdrawn following publication of ISO 22301 and ISO 22313.