DEKRA One of the First Certification Bodies to be Accredited to ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security - Business Continuity Management Systems by ANAB

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DEKRA becomes one of the first ANAB accredited CB for ISO 22301. The standard focuses on business continuity by helping a company prepare for all varieties of events and factors that could be disruptive to a business and develop plans to reduce or mitigate these risks.

Business Assurance services including certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 13485, TS 16949, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and many others

DEKRA Certification, Inc. today announced that it has achieved ISO 22301:2012 "Societal Security - Business Continuity Management Systems" (BCMS) accreditation from ANAB.

“We are very excited to be able to offer our clients accredited certification to ISO 22301. This is an emerging standard which requires companies to have a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise,” said Dr. Cem O. Onus, Managing Director of Business Assurance for DEKRA Certification, Inc.

The ISO 22301 standard is the result of organizations around the globe desiring an international standard to focus on business continuity. The focus of the standard is to prepare for all varieties of events and factors that could be disruptive to a business and develop plans to reduce or mitigate these risks. The standard can be used by organizations of any size that want to show they are adhering to best practices in business continuity to interested parties both internally and externally.

"ISO standards have always touched on risk assessment and management," said Dr. Onus. "ISO 22301 takes those concepts, expands on them, and puts them in a global framework that looks beyond what's going on within the walls of an organization. We partner with a number of organizations that believe a BCMS is crucial to their ongoing success and we answered their request to be one of the first Certification Bodies to be ISO 22301 accredited."

About DEKRA Certification, Inc.
DEKRA Certification, Inc. (DCI) is a U.S. based accredited Certification Body for international management systems. The company is part of the global footprint of DEKRA Certification Group headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. DEKRA is a multi-accredited certification body covering all management system business line activities for North America, with a global service capacity. DEKRA offers services for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity), SEP (Superior Energy Performance), ISO 50001 (energy management), ISO 27001 (Information Security) and other certifications. DCI’s Business Assurance group provides customized assessments in such areas as Sustainability, Energy Performance, Responsible Supply Chain, and Value Chain Risk, and many other areas. DEKRA works with companies to utilize standards for greater productivity, reduced waste, larger profits, an enhanced customer experience and the growth of a continuous improvement culture. DEKRA’s experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of management system standards and a proven track record of success to help achieve the goals of any organization. For more information visit

DEKRA SE is one of the world’s leading expert organizations and currently runs activities in more than 50 countries on all five continents. About 35,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units “Automotive”, “Industrial” and “Personnel” provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle inspection, expertise, claims services, system certification, product testing & certification, industrial & construction inspection, consulting, qualification and temporary work. In 2014, DEKRA generated sales totaling approximately 2.5 billion Euros.

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