We assess current capabilities to determine gaps in an organization’s business continuity program when compared to a recognized business continuity standard (e.g., ISO 22301:2019). We also develop an implementation roadmap that can be used to describe the prioritized requirements and resources needed to address recovery gaps and complete the program structure.
Assessments and Audits
Assessments and Audits Questions
We certainly can.
Fiona Raymond-Cox is an active participant serving on the ISO Technical Committee responsible for revising existing standards, guidance and technical specifications as well as the creation of new ones, and understands the requirements well. All consultants are well-versed in these ISO standards and some have attained ISO 22301 Lead Auditor status. We can help establish the business continuity management system that will lead to a successful outcome in the form of certification.
It’s quite common that certification is not a specific goal, but many clients are still interested in aligning with the ISO 22301 business continuity management standard to ensure they have a robust program. We can help with this as well.
There is no doubt that achieving ISO 22301 business continuity management certification demonstrates to clients and competitors that your organization has a rigorous program in place.
In the absence of certification, we recommend that an independent third party, such as ourselves, develops a position statement that articulates the scope of the business continuity management program for use by the company’s Legal, Compliance, and Sales departments, , among others.
Enabling a customer to participate in exercises, is a further means of proving your business continuity management program capabilities.
We recommend assessing your program against the ISO 22301 business continuity standard as this can form the baseline for determining its current maturity level. This involves evaluating documentation and interviewing key personnel who are directly involved with the program’s ongoing development and maintenance or others that interact with the program. This exploration reveals strengths and weaknesses that should be documented, and then leveraged to improve your program.
You’re in good company when you ask this question! Our clients come to us for this service because we know the right questions to ask and who within an organization can provide meaningful answers. Our report will provide you with better visibility of how your program compares.
Assessments and Audits Engagements
Below is a sampling of current and past assessments and audits engagements. Use the menu to focus on a particular industry sector. Click on any specific engagement for more information.