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Posted on Feb 06, 03:32PM | IBNS
New Delhi, Feb 6 : The operator of India's busiest airport, Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) announced that it has become the first airport in the world to achieve ISO 22301:2012 certification.
DIAL has been awarded this certification by British Standards Institution (BSI) after meeting the guidelines and assessment set out by the International Organisation of Standardization (ISO).
ISO 22301:2012 is the latest standard on Business Continuity Management system carefully drafted and systematically presented framework enabling organisations to follow a disciplined approach in identifying critical processes and to ensure business continuity with minimum disruption while its one or more critical processes are temporarily interrupted.
The certificate was presented in person by Venkataram Arabolu, MD of BSI India to DIAL's CEO, I Prabhakara Rao on Jan 30.
Rao said, "DIAL felt that it was imperative to assess the preparedness of Delhi Airport in handling emergency situations during temporary disruption of critical processes due to unforeseen circumstances.
"Initiatives like these makes us better equipped to handle past incidents such as power disruption and check in system failure. Passengers travelling from Delhi airport can now rest aside their travel worries every time they travel through Delhi Airport."
Venkataram said, "The commitment towards the stakeholder's interest which includes the nation's interest above everything else is demonstrated by this achievement and it confirms the management commitment."
The new standard certification identifies that DIAL operates a strong Business Continuity Management System which covers the following: the risk and impact associated with the disruption of critical business processes; the strategy that will set the direction toward readiness for the organization, and the development and deployment of a comprehensive business continuity program.