Integrated management systems

Due to the growing need for businesses to implement and certify two or more management system standards simultaneous, efforts were made to align the requirements of most management system standards so that integration is facilitated.

RIGCERT provides certification of integrated management systems (e.g. ISO 9001 + ISO 14001 or ISO 9001 + ISO 14001 + OHSAS 18001) that reduce the costs and effort for your organization compared to the individual certification for each standard.

Integrated management systems

Management system standards have always included a series of common requirements – like the need for a documentation, policy, objectives, internal audits, management reviews, identification and treatment of nonconformities using corrective and preventive actions, among others.

Those common elements were served as a basis for the integration but, different terminology, structure and requirements made this effort difficult in many cases.

In response to this problem ISO has developed the Annex SL that defines the structure to be used by all management system standards published by the International Standardization Organization (ISO). The structure is applicable to ISO standards, but also to PAS (Publicly Available Specifications) and TS (Technical Specifications). The new versions of ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 follow this structure, just as ISO/IEC 27001 or ISO 22301.

At the same time, to support organizations in the integration effort another document has been published by the BSI (British Standards Institution), called PAS 99. It serves as a guide for the integration of two or more management system standards.

Audit and certification of integrated management systems

Management systems integration brings benefits in both implementation (by creating a common documentation that addresses the requirements of more standards) and administration of the management system.

The audit of an integrated system is done through combined audit leading to a reduced effort from the organization.

Following the successful audit of the integrated system the organization obtains certification to all standards included in the integration.

If you are interested in the certification of your integrated management system please get in touch with us by e-mail at office@rigcert.org.

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