ISO 22301 Standard Toggle navigation Overview News Offices Standard Download CSQA Standard ICT ISO 22301 Standard ISO 22301 What it is The ISO 22301 "Societal security - Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements" standard has been developed to help organizations of all sizes minimize the risk of interruptions. Since the end of 2014 it has become the normative reference for the certification of a Business Continuity Management System, replacing BS 25999. CSQA is accredited by ACCREDIA. CSQA can issue internationally recognized certifications through IQNet, being a member of CISQ. Key points Compared to the previous BS25999 "Business Continuity Management" standard, the ISO/IEC 22301 standard focuses on the following aspects: demand for a greater attention to the whole production chain risk assessment involvement of Top Management at all stages of BCM; identification of the acceptable minimum operating level in case of disaster better definition of the vocabulary used. Benefits The proper implementation of a business continuity management system allows the organization to react in a responsive and effective way to catastrophic events so as to drastically reduce the potential damage of such events.