Business Continuity Management (BCM)


The potential for a serious loss event looms heavily on the minds of risk leaders. Whether the loss events are storms, fires, earthquakes, terrorism, other acts, or pandemic, these exposures can significantly damage brand and reputation. They can weaken critical operations and supply chains, destabilize a strong workforce, reduce financial viability, and diminish shareholder/stakeholder value. Risk leaders know one of the best practices to deal with serious loss events and avoid the impact of business disruption is business continuity management (BCM).

BCM is a holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organization and their impacts on business operations. BCM offers a consistent framework for building organizational resilience with the capability and capacity for an effective response that safeguards the interests of key stakeholders, reputation, brand, employees, and value-creating activity.

As we continue to face more natural and manmade events that cause operational disruption and financial loss, organizations must be prepared to respond to emergencies, crises, or disasters with strategies and tactical capabilities that enable them to recover. As stakeholders grapple with the emerging risks associated with environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) concerns, BCM provides a proactive hedge and increases resiliency by properly allocating resources, managing brand and image, and hedges operations toward success and meeting long-term organizational objectives.

Business Continuity Management Consulting Services

Aon’s Business Continuity Management strategy includes the review, analysis, and development of emergency preparedness and response plans – and is the first tactical step in a business continuity plan. Our strength lies in developing emergency preparedness and response plans that are designed to address general and specific emergencies that may impact your operations. Our certified business continuity planning consultants will take you beyond plans that look good on paper – we will help you develop plans and capabilities that work.

Effective BCM Risk Management

Our team of credentialed professionals can assess the maturity of your BCM program against best practices or support the development of your program from business impact analysis through testing. When implemented correctly, BCM mitigates interruption of mission-critical services and can be instrumental in getting operations back online as quickly as possible.

We want to create a catastrophe-resilient organization where we work with your leadership team to define cost benefits and deliver value without intrusion or interruption to operations. Aon Global Risk Consulting has developed an innovative and intuitive process that helps organizations implement and maintain an effective approach to continuity planning – the Continuity Blueprint – a critical component of BCM.

The Aon team has extensive experience across public and private sectors, as well as a wide range of businesses and industries, including pharmaceutical/life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, retail, health care, and technology. Our unmatched experience and expertise positions Aon to deliver end-to-end BCM consulting services and practical, customized solutions that fit client culture and business objectives.

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