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1. Non-conformity refers to a failure to comply with requirements.

Notes (1): Whenever an organization fails to meet one of the requirements as spelled out in the Standards, a nonconformity occurs. When an organization deviates from these requirements, this is when a non-conformity occurs.

Notes (2): Non-conformity - Minor: Failure to comply with a requirement which is not likely to cause a failure in the management system.

Notes (3): Non-conformity - Major: Absence or the total breakdown of a management system to meet a requirement.

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 2A: Intermediate (Audit)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Non-fulfilment of a requirement.

(Source: ISO 23300)

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.31

3. Non-fulfilment of a requirement. (Source: AE/HSC/NCEMA 7000:2012)