Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has been awarded BS 25999-2:2007 certification status.  BIAL is Asia-Pacific’s first airport to be certified with BS 25999-2:2007, and, is the world’s second airport to be certified in Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS). This award was certified by British Standard Institution (BSI).  

Speaking on this occasion, Managing Director of BSI Group, Venkataram Arabolu said, “Being the first International airport in Asia-Pacific and second anywhere in the world to have attained Business Continuity Management system certification speaks about the leadership intent of providing best in class services to the not just the passengers but also ensure the attention to supporting the country through uninterrupted operations of the Airport.”

BIAL embarked on the BCMS certification process in January 2011. Risk assessments, impact analyses, and recovery planning of every process spread across the organization were just part of the issues and controls reviewed and audited by BSI.

The BCMS of the airport also went through internal auditing and third party audits to ensure that the BCMS is adhering to international standard requirements.

Commenting on the award receipt, Managing Director of BIAL Sanjay Reddy, said, “This certification shows commitment towards safeguarding the interests of our partners, customers and users. In working towards these certifications, BIAL has scrutinized and tested every aspect of the company’s operation and developed an integrated approach that can help resume operation after unforeseen event or disaster.”

As part of any country’s critical infrastructure to consider when addressing business continuity planning activities, perhaps expectations of reading about more airports around the world pursuing business continuity goals and objectives are in order.

If any of our readers are aware of such activities, or would simply prefer to share comments on BIAL’s achievement, please submit them so that they can be shared with the readership of this website.

If applicable, this information should also be shared with other business continuity, resiliency, or risk management planning teams in your organization.

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