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Delighted that I can now announce the successful ISO22301 certification for Millbrook Proving Ground.  Millbrook had their Stage 2 assessment in December, and passed with flying colours, and no non-conformities.  We have worked closely with Millbrook, implementing a new Management System that will enable a full integration with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as both [...]

This year’s annual report from the International Standards Organisation (ISO) included figures on certifications to ISO 22301 for the first time ever: 1757 organisations had certified to the standard by the end of 2014.  The geographic distribution of certifications is similar to that seen with BS 25999 and the top three countries were: India (480 [...]

The Business Continuity Institute Supply Chain Resilience 2014 report was released earlier this week. Rather unsurprisingly, given the CMI survey results over the past 5 years, the main two causes of disruption were IT/telephony and extreme weather. The report highlights a ‘worrying finding’ in the low management commitment to this issue. However, given that almost [...]

ISO22301 success

Delighted that I can now announce the successful ISO22301 certification for Care Monitoring 2000, also known as CM2000.  Having previously certified to BS25999, CM2000 had their transition audit on 10 April, and passed with flying colours, and no non-conformities.  We have worked closely with CM2000 towards this transition, implementing a new Management System that will [...]

We should very much like to congratulate Ark-H Handling on their achievement of ISO 22301 certification last week, making them our first client to achieve the prestigious international standard.   The company achieved certification to BS 25999 in 2010 and their successful transition to ISO 22301 now places them in an elite group of companies [...]

As the anniversary of the publication of ISO 22301 approaches, it's interesting to look at which types of organisations have achieved certification; although it's still early days, a few themes are already emerging.  Firstly, in common with BS 25999, telecoms and financial services firms appear to be in the vanguard with BankInter, Arab Financial Services, [...]

It was announced last week that the Spanish bank Bankinter has become the first organisation in the world to achieve certification to ISO 22301, only two months after the standard was published.  This builds on the bank's success in gaining BS 25999 in August 2008. It is anticipated that many other organisations currently certified to [...]

Unsurprisingly, the prolonged loss of service to hundreds of thousands of O2 customers this week has attracted widespread media coverage.  However, from the point of view of a Business Continuity professional, there are two interesting aspects to this story that have not been (widely) reported: This is only the most recent disruption that O2 have [...]

Today marks the start of the annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) in the UK.  One of the hot topics for 2012 will undoubtedly be the release of ISO 22301 so we kick off our contributions to BCAW with an article comparing the new standard with the established BS25999.  The article is free to access [...]

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 22301 was released on the 1st of February so it seems almost certain now that the new standard will be formally approved in the next few months.  There has already been a significant drop in BS 25999 certifications over the last year or so and, as in [...]