BCM and BS 25999 case studies
Now that BS 25999 has been around for a few years there are more and more organisations pushing forward with implementing their Business Continuity Management system.
Read how various companies and consultancies went about implementing a BCM system. What worked, what didn't, what they'd miss out and what they recommend you should do if you're considering embarking on this journey. Their stories are as varied as the sectors they come from - but all have learnt something they are willing to share.
Steelhenge Consulting is a UK-based company providing end to end business continuity, crisis management and emergency planning services to a broad range of organisations to enable them to respond effectively and confidently in the face of disruption.
Kokuyo Furniture Co., Ltd. became the first Japanese manufacturer of office furniture – and believed to be the first in the world - to be certified to BS 25999, the internationally recognised standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM).
“Since the terrible events of September 11th, 2001, more customers are asking for evidence of their partners’ business continuity credentials to ensure that they can continue to provide services in the event of an incident, whether that be a terrorist attack or something more mundane such as a power failure,” says Adam Heaysman, Partner and Head of Client Services at Altius.
“We believe that it is excellent business practice to have third parties reviewing our processes and systems on a periodic basis,” says Eleanor Forrest, Integrated Manager.
UK company TDG was awarded BS 25999 certification in November 2007 for it’s commitment to ensuring business continuity in the event of disaster or disruption.
BS 25999 Certification Case Studies
In addition, several companies who have achieved certification to BS 25999 share their experiences of the certification process with TalkingBusinessContinuity.com. Read BS 25999 Certification case studies and find out why they decided to proceed with this important step and the benefits that they have gained from certification to BS 25999.
Business Continuity Management scenarios
Here are some simple scenarios which describe threatening events and how they were handled. Maybe you could write up a similar scenario for your organisation? These can be used for training purposes to show how having a BCM programme can and does help.