ASACERT certifies companies’ continuity management systems, designed to ensure business continuity even in troubles and unforeseen circumstances, safeguarding staff and stakeholders. Attention is paid in particular to the organizations operating in high risk environments such as finance, telecommunications, transport and public administration, where the ability to ensure the continuity of operations is critical to the organization, its customers and concerned parties.
The continuity in service or products delivery is a good with a economical value and so it must be adequately protected from many threats in order to ensure the regular development of the business activities, to minimize damages to the company (economical and/or imagining) and maximize the return of investments.
In order to ensure this operative continuity it’s necessary put on act an appropriate set of measures, like policies, operative practice, procedure and organized structure, that allow the company the satisfaction of their objectives of operative continuity. New-economy and the globalization have led to considerable acceleration in the trade through electrical supports (typical ones are the example in banking, insurance, and finance) and a increasing interdependence of the organizations ( in particular with critical infrastructures: energy, ICT, Finance, transports, ecc.) and of dependence form outsourcer, which are often left life processes of the organization. This situation with sectoral demands (for example today more than ever it is fundamental to established a management system for operative continuity that can ensure the survival to the company in the event of a disruption in operations and the resumption of critical activities within predetermined time and manner.
The advantage of having a Operative Certified Continuity Management System (SGCO) , in addition to the competitive value of the competition, is to be considered from an independent third party. Actually, unlike other management system (quality, environment, security, ecc.) the subject of the evaluation includes a documentary and operational structure that will hopefully have few opportunities to be used in practice, but only tested through exercises that enable the validation of the system subject of certification.