What Is ISO 22301?

All kinds of organisations, whether in the private or public sector and regardless of size or line of work, are susceptible to various interruptions. Natural disasters, political upheavals, terrorism, epidemics and technology failure may occur at any time. This will lead to business disruptions such as interruptions in service delivery, supply chain, displacement/harm to personnel, or damage to company inventory and property, ultimately hurting the bottom line.

ISO 22301:2012 was developed as the World’s First International Standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM) to help organisations prepare and ensure their businesses can continue in the face of external threats. Built upon the ISO High Level Structure, ISO 22301 provides a framework in which an organisation shall plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).


Objective Of ISO 22301

The standard emphasises the need for a well-defined incident response structure, thus ensuring that when incidents occur, timely responses are escalated, and people are empowered into taking effective necessary actions. Focus is placed on the safety of lives. The organisation must communicate with external parties who may be affected, for example, an incident that poses a toxic or explosive risk to the surrounding public area.

Benefits of ISO 22301


  • Helps in identifying and managing current and future threats to an organisation.
  • Minimises the impact of incidents and losses.
  • Minimises downtime during incidents and improves recovery time.
  • Ensures critical functions are kept online during times of crisis.
  • Assists in meeting legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates resilience to customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Why Become ISO 22301 Certified In Malaysia?

Any organization legally obliged to engage in contingency planning, notably transportation, health, utilities, and essential public services, should be regarded as requiring ISO 22301 certification.

Business continuity helps the organization maintain resiliency, in responding quickly to an interruption. Strong business continuity saves money, time and company reputation—an extended outage risks financial, personal and reputational loss.

Achieving ISO 22301 certification increases stakeholder trust and confidence in your company by demonstrating your commitment to handling issues. It will improve stakeholder relations, boost client retention, and give you a competitive advantage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1What is ISO22301?
The worldwide standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM) is ISO 22301:2019 ISO 22301. It offers a helpful structure for establishing and operating a successful business continuity management system that seeks to protect a business against various potential dangers and disruptions.
In addition, BCMS is a management system that continuously develops and enhances critical business processes to ensure that they continue to function in the case of damage or emergencies.
2Who does ISO 22301 apply to?
Any organization legally obliged to engage in contingency planning, notably transportation, health, utilities, and essential public services, should be regarded as requiring ISO 22301 certification.
3What benefits will it bring to my business?
Business continuity helps the organization maintain resiliency, in responding quickly to an interruption. Strong business continuity saves money, time and company reputation—an extended outage risks financial, personal and reputational loss.
Achieving ISO 22301 certification increases stakeholder trust and confidence in your company by demonstrating your commitment to handling issues. It will improve stakeholder relations, boost client retention, and give you a competitive advantage.
4Should I get certified?
Certification to ISO 22301 is not a need. Still, it should be regarded as essential to any organization legally obliged to engage in contingency planning, notably transportation, health, utilities, and essential public services.
ISO 22301 certification is optional yet but a necessary requirement for some organization or industry like banking industry. If their organization’s continuity plan doesn't meet ISO 22301, it could be heavily fined or penalized if a crisis arises. Implementation of BCMS can help you build a stronger and more scalable business continuity program, guided by industry best practices.
5How long is the process?
With the proper preparation and a clear understanding of what is required for ISO22301 certification, most organisations can achieve certification within 12 months depending on their size and complexity.
6What is the cost?
The cost varies depending on your certification scope, complexity of the process and company / organization size.

Steps To Certification

  • 1Request for Quotation

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  • 2Make Appointment with Our Consultant

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  • 3Introduction to ISO Training

    Help your organization to demonstrate commitment towards quality and customer satisfaction.
  • 4Documents Preparation & Implementation

    Identify documents that are needed for your Quality System and Production or Service Processes; start to implement.
  • 5Internal & External Audit

    To confirm that your Management System (QMS) is properly established and maintained while meeting the international standard.
  • 6Get Certified & Impress Your Client

    Show off your certificate on your website and sales collateral.
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