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ISO 22301 Certification

ISO 22301 Certification - Protecting Business Processes From Critical Events

Emergencies and disruptions can affect companies of all sizes. Whether it is a natural disaster, such as a flood or earthquake, or man-made events, such as political unrest or criminal activity, the consequences can be devastating.

Business Continuity Management - DEKRA Certification

Business continuity management (BCM) certification according to ISO 22301 enables you to resume your business activities quickly after critical events. This international standard provides an effective framework and bundles requirements for robust, effective business continuity management, its implementation and operation.

Our experts support you in obtaining certification according to ISO 22301 and check whether procedures can be effectively executed during an incident. This enables you to ensure the most important business processes in you company are robust and reliable.

Our many years of practical experience make us the ideal partner for you. With the help of our large network of experts, we are in a position to provide top-notch support in the review of your operational continuity management system.

Be Totally Prepared For Malfunctions With ISO 22301 Certification

When introducing and implementing a BCM, the participation of corporate management is key. To be prepared for and able to master operational disruption no matter the cause is something a strong management team prioritizes.

ISO 22301 certification of your continuity management plan ensures that the central operational functions of your company are maintained even after an emergency. Our experts conduct audits to analyze your company’s current status and show you where there is potential for improvement in your BCM.

The following steps will lead to certification of your BCM to ISO 22301:

  1. Document verification with regard to the requirements of ISO 22301 for BCM
  2. Pre-audit: on-site evaluation (optional)
  3. Preparation of the audit plan
  4. Certification audit
  5. Issuance of the certificate
  6. Monitoring and recertification audit every 1-3 years

Stable Operating Processes and Fast Response Times in Emergencies Thanks to ISO 22301 Certification

ISO 22301 certification assures your customers and business partners that your company is able to react flexibly to unexpected events and threats. This strengthens trust among various interested parties and considerably increases your competitiveness.

By preparing a clearly structured procedure for emergencies, you ensure the quality and stability of your business processes, reducing downtime and optimizing business process recovery.

Your Partner For Optimal Business Continuity Management

Our goal is to prepare you completely for possible disturbances and emergencies with our independent ISO 22301 certification. We are by your side with many years of practical experience and a broad network of experts. You can rely on our expertise and know-how when reviewing your business processes and continuity management systems.


This standard was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in May 2012. It is intended to help companies prepare their business processes for crisis situations and to continue operations even under difficult circumstances. ISO 22301 has established itself as the international standard.

Business continuity management (BCM) is part of a company’s general risk management and is intended to enable the smooth continuation of business processes under difficult conditions. It helps companies prepare for internal and external events that endanger their operations. In addition, BCM helps companies react appropriately to such incidents and to prevent or reduce damage to business processes. BCM covers the areas of IT, human resources, and infrastructure, among others.

The ISO 22301 certified BCM is designed to better prepare your company for external threats and incidents. These include:

Business Continuity Management BCM

These potential threats should not be taken lightly, as such challenges can quickly threaten the very existence of companies in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world.

Outsourcing, digitization, networking with external partners, as well as complex information systems and supply chains can make companies vulnerable to external threats. Therefore, it is extremely important for organizations to secure central operations and internal business processes. If appropriate measures are in place, these may avoid interruptions entirely or minimize the downtime in the case of an emergency. Ensuring your BCM is robust can therefore safeguard the stability of your company.

An effective BCM requires a critical Business Impact Analysis (BIA). This analysis consists essentially of two areas: the identification of weaknesses in business processes and the development of contingency plans. On the one hand, the BIA identifies possible critical systems and risks for the company. On the other hand, resources and strategies are defined that can protect your company in an emergency. Here, a holistic and unbiased view of all corporate divisions and their strengths and weaknesses is important. The correct procedure for the BIA is also defined in ISO 22301.

ISO 22301 is the framework for crisis-proof business continuity management. A reliable BCM ensures that your company retains its business capability after a negative event has occurred and can resume operations as quickly as possible. Here are some advantages at a glance:

  • Action plans for an emergency
  • Pre-defining effective emergency measures
  • Higher stability of your business processes
  • Greater efficiency due to reduced downtimes and faster recommissioning
  • Global risk assessment for the most important business areas
  • Identification of potential savings opportunities
  • Compliance with international standards
  • Quality criteria for customers, company partners, and the public

Business Continuity Management must be individually tailored to your company. ISO 22301 certification helps you to reliably fulfil this important aspect of your company management. This is what our experts do:

  1. Verify documents with regard to the requirements of ISO 22301 for BCM
  2. Carry out a pre-audit: On-site evaluation (optional)
  3. Prepare the audit plan
  4. Perform certification audit
  5. Issue the certificate
  6. Monitor and carry out recertification audit every 1-3 years

Would you like to find out whether your company already meets the requirements for ISO 22301 certification? Then put your business continuity management system to the test with our checklist now!

Did you know DEKRA can perform remote audits?

DEKRA offers remote audit solutions that increase flexibility, while decreasing setup time and travel costs. Remote audits include the same processes as on-site audits, but use secure technology to conduct interviews and tours, review documents, and inspect systems remotely. An audit may be fully remote or utilize a blended approach, depending on your needs and capabilities. Our remote audits meet ISO 19011:2018 and IAF MD 4:2018 standards for security and are accepted by ANAB.

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