What is an IMS & what might you need IMS certification?
An IMS (Integrated Management System) gives a chance to combine different standards with one manual and only one audit in order to build a system according to more than one standard. An integrated management system enables the use of dual or triple combinations of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and/or OHSAS 18001 standards with a single quality handbook and set of procedures.
ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards have similar structures as they are prepared in accordance with ISO 9001 infrastructure: goals, planning, efficiency of business processes and risk reduction. Parallel structures form a basis for a more efficient management system and higher performance.
Benefits provided by IMS:
- Acceptance of a single integrated management system is relatively easier than acceptance of different systems by the employees
- Integrated approach helps to improve communication, training and awareness; and it guides productivity, continuous improvement of business processes, increasing customer satisfaction and understanding the strengths and weaknesses
- Implementation of Integrated Management System in entities provides technical advantage in terms of local regulations and legal obligations
- Customer-oriented entities gain technical and commercial prestige
How can you apply or learn more?
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