BSI Japan becomes first to offer accredited certification to ISO 22301

Press release - 3rd September 2012

BSI Japan is pleased to announce that it has become the first certification body in Japan to be successfully accredited by JIPDEC (Japan Information Processing Development Corporation) for ISO 22301. As a result the company is now able to offer certification to the new international business continuity management system standard.

BSI Japan now heralds the way in helping businesses achieve best practice business continuity management and has already issued a number of ISO 22301 certificates under its JIPDEC accreditation following keen interest from a significant number of organizations.

Companies which have already been independently assessed to ISO 22301 by BSI Japan include: FUJITSU LIMITED IT Infrastructure Service Group, Kyuden Infocom Company Inc. Internet Data Center, ALPHATEC Co. Ltd, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd and Sun Partners Co. Ltd.

Naoyuki Takeo, president of BSI Japan said: “JIPDEC accreditation demonstrates that BSI Japan is continuing to lead the way for business continuity management certification in Japan and is capable of making a valuable contribution to helping customers manage and mitigate business risk. We are receiving considerable interest for our ISO 22301 certification services from organizations across a wide range of sectors, including government, finance, retail, and information and communication technology industries and expect that demand to continue to grow.”

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.