Quality, the environment, and health and safety are all unified by the concept of risk. Using three separate management systems within one organization is clearly time-consuming expensive and inefficient. By integrating your management systems, you can minimize duplication align your objectives and reduce costs.
An integrated management system (IMS) describes several previously separate management systems grouped together to form a single system. For example, it could combine ISO 9001 (quality) certification with ISO 14001 (environment) certification. A management system is integrated when at least two out of many possible systems (quality, environment and health & safety, information security, energy management) are integrated.
The aim of an integrated system is to streamline processes even further and avoid duplication. However, just because a system is integrated does not mean less attention is paid to auditing individual systems. The system must conform to the requirements of the individual standards, in order to maintain a high level of credibility and effectiveness.
Implementing Integrated Management System (IMS) requires preparing integrated QMS/EMS/OHSAS Manual and documenting procedures required by ISO 9000 / ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18000 standards. ISOhelpline Documentation Do-It-Yourself Kit helps to make these documents in minutes instead of months. Our ready to use manuals require minimum changes and are easy to customise.
ISO Standards can be purchase from ISO website
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