An integrated management system is when at least two systems are combined while still complying with the requirements of each certification standard. 

Management systems are often set up one at a time. As a result they operate in isolation, often to different aims and timetables and sometimes in conflict. Ideally, these systems should be integrated and work together to meet all of the business objectives.

We offer integrated management system audits - where one audit covers a single management system which fully or partially integrates more than one management system standard into a single set of policies, procedures and processes.

By using this approach you can achieve efficiencies that would not be possible by considering each management system separately.

The aim is to streamline processes even further and avoid duplication without compromising the individual systems. The integrated system must comply with the requirements of the individual standards to maintain effectiveness.

Which management systems can be integrated?

A combination of quality (ISO 9001), environmental (ISO 14001) and health and safety systems (ISO 45001) is the most common because these apply to all businesses.

We can offer any combination of these systems as well as combinations including a wide range of other systems. We will discuss your individual needs and build an audit program that delivers your certification in the most efficient way.

The benefits of an integrated management system

Having your integrated management systems independently certified by us will demonstrate your commitment to aligning your processes and procedures into a logical structure which ensures your operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Specifically integrated management systems certification will:

  • Streamline the business into a single framework which benefits the whole organization
  • Reduce conflict between separate business systems
  • Reduce duplication, documentation and audit time
  • Improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Improve internal and external communication as teams and processes become more closely aligned

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