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BSI – BS 65000 (Digital Copy – PDF)


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What is BS 65000 – Organizational resilience about?

BS 65000 is a revised British Standard that helps organizations understand what resilience means and provides the necessary guidance to help them build a more resilient future.

As the latest version, BS 65000:2022 is no longer just a guidance document, but a code of practice. It supplies updated terminology and approaches, and covers a wider scope of resilience across industries, sectors and organizational types and sizes.

Who is BS 65000 – Organizational resilience for?

  • Compliance officers
  • Resilience managers
  • Business continuity managers
  • Cyber managers
  • Human resources managers
  • Resilience officers and those responsible for resilience in their organization
  • CFOs, CEOs and board chairs
  • Risk managers, analysts and officers
  • Risk operations managers
  • Security officers
  • Facility managers
  • Those responsible for governance of the organization

What does BS 65000 – Organizational resilience cover?

BS 65000 provides guidance and recommendations on what constitutes organizational resilience, the defining attributes and the practical measures that should be considered or can be taken.

Why should you use BS 65000 – Organizational resilience?

BS 65000 has been updated using recent academic and business thinking and will support organizations as they seek to strengthen their long-term resilience and responsible business agenda. It advances the concept of resilience by providing more detail on its principles and characteristics. Additionally:

  • It provides an authoritative document that can be used as part of a board-level agenda
  • It provides clear interconnection and recognizable relationships between subjects such as cyber, sustainability, supply chain, and culture, as well as key standards such as on risk management, emerging risks, business continuity management, crisis management and governance to support responsible and good business practices
  • It harmonizes many existing management processes and systems to save management time and to improve investment decisions
  • It supports discussions on resilience across organizations with agreed terms and definitions and provides a means to measure resilience
  • It can help users to enter new markets, accelerate innovation, develop their resilience expertise, grow sustainably, improve efficiency, increase trust and strengthen risk management

What’s new about BS 65000:2022?

BS 65000:2022 is a revision of BS 65000:2014. The major change in BS 65000:2022 is that the standard has become a code of practice so contains more recommendations and guidance than before. It also draws on recent and relevant academic evidence, business insights and new thinking to update the terminology and approach, and to recognize areas of good practice that have evolved since 2014.

BS 65000 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth, Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, Goal 11, on sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12 on responsible consumption and production and Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions.

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