Avoid redundancy and duplication of effort. Combine your ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, ISO 22000 and more into one Integrated Management System (IMS).
What is an Integrated Management System?
An integrated management system is a management system that integrates all of an organization’s systems and processes in to one complete framework, enabling an organization to work as a single unit with unified objectives.
With an integrated system, your organization becomes a unified whole, with each function aligned behind a single goal: improving the performance of the entire organization. Instead of “silos”, you have a genuinely co-ordinated system: one that’s greater than the sum of its parts, and can achieve more than ever before. An integrated system provides a clear, holistic picture of all aspects of your organization, how they affect each other, and their associated risks. There is less duplication, and it becomes easier to adopt new systems in future.
An integrated management system allows a management team to create one structure that can help to effectively and efficiently deliver an organization’s objectives. From managing employees’ needs, to monitoring competitors’ activities, from encouraging best practice to minimizing risks and maximizing resources, an integrated approach can help an organization achieve their objectives.
Who is it for?
Integrated Management is relevant to any organization, regardless of size or sector, looking to integrate two or more of their management systems into one cohesive system with a holistic set of documentation, policies, procedures and processes. Typically, organizations most receptive to this product will be those who have maturing management systems and who wish to introduce other management systems to their organization with the benefits that those bring.
Integrated Management System certification Benefits
- Reduced costs increase profit margins
- Increased competitiveness
- Facilitates injured employees to return to work
- Reduces incident frequency and severity rates or lost time
- Reduces damage to equipment, inventory or product loss, and
generation of hazardous waste
- Increases companies’ regulatory compliance
- Integrates process quality and safety
- Improves employee and public relations
- Better financial performance and optimized cost
By avoiding duplication in internal audits, document control, training and administration, adopting future management systems will be much more effective.
- Time savings
By having only one management review.
- A holistic approach to managing business risks
By ensuring that all consequences of any action are taken into account, including how they affect each other and their associated risks.
- Reduced duplication and bureaucracy
By having one set of processes ensures the requirements of the specific standards are co-ordinated, workloads streamlined and disparate systems avoided.
- Less conflict between systems
By avoiding separate ‘empires’ for the likes of quality and environment, responsibilities are made clear from the outset.
- Improved communication, both internal and external
By having one set of objectives, a team approach culture can thrive and improve communication.
- Enhanced business focus
By having one system linked to the strategic objectives of the business contributes to the overall continual improvement of the organization.
- Improved staff morale and motivation
By involving and linking roles and responsibilities to objectives, it makes change and new initiatives easier to implement and makes for a more dynamic and successful company.
- Optimized internal and external audits
By minimizing the number of audits required and maximizing the number of people involved