Press release: 25th February 2013
BSI, the business standards company, is the first to achieve global accreditation status from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to independently assess organizations to ISO 22301, the business continuity management system standard.
Accreditation is essential for certification bodies such as BSI in order to demonstrate competence and impartiality in auditing and certifying organizations which conform to management system standards.
Global accreditation therefore remains one of BSI’s core assets, providing the company with a secure backbone from which it helps businesses across the world improve and grow through independent and credible assessment of management systems.
Gary Fenton, Global Director of Assurance at BSI said “Being the first to obtain UKAS global accreditation for ISO 22301, demonstrates BSI’s commitment to being a leader in the field of business continuity management assessment. We can now continue to help organizations demonstrate to their stakeholders that they have adopted best practice in business continuity management. Our customers tell us that being certified by an accredited third party gives them a competitive edge in the market, especially if they provide a critical service.”
BSI clients that achieved business continuity management certification to BS 25999, which has now been superseded by ISO 22301 stated:
- 82% improved their speed of recovery from incidents and disruptions
- 71% acquired new customers & retained existing clients
- 83% enhanced their reputation and image with key stakeholders