This sample policy contains guidelines and procedures employees should follow when developing, maintaining and exercising business continuity plans.
This policy applies to all company staff, facilities and IT systems at all locations throughout the world. Companies must be prepared for scenarios, including natural disasters; power outages; hardware/telecommunications failures; data corruption; explosives; and chemical, biological and nuclear hazards. These events may be local, rendering only a single company facility inaccessible, or could have a regional impact, with multiple company facilities in a geographic region becoming inaccessible. This policy provides guidance for the resumption and recovery of time-sensitive business operations in accordance with preestablished time frames.