Integrated Management Systems (IMS)

ISO: International Standards Organization Quality, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety

What is Integrated Management Systems (IMS)?

Integrated Management Systems (IMS) is the foundation of business management geared towards commercial processes. International Standards Organization, also known as ISO standards are positioned as globally recognized benchmarks for various aspects of organizational performance, including quality management, environmental management, and occupational health and safety. By aligning IMS with ISO standards, the processes are presented in a well-organized manner, organizational structures and resources are clearly outlined, and goals and key figures are communicated transparently. IMS ensures that all aspects of the business align with strategic objectives thereby facilitating efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. Through streamlined processes, unequivocal guidance, and enhanced transparency, IMS strengthens decision-making processes and bolsters the achievement of business objectives.

IMS adheres to globally recognized ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 standards, applicable to businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide. 

  • ISO 9001: is a globally recognized standard that focuses on Quality Management System (QMS). It provides a framework for organizations to establish and maintain effective quality management systems, ensuring that products and services consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory standards. Implementation of ISO 9001 helps organizations enhance customer satisfaction, streamline processes, and drive continuous improvement.
  • ISO 14001: is an internationally accepted standard that addresses environmental management. It guides organizations in establishing an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) to identify, monitor, and control their environmental impact. By adopting ISO 14001, organizations can improve resource efficiency, minimize waste, reduce environmental risks, and demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices.
  • ISO 45001: is a standard designed to address Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management. It provides a framework for organizations to establish and maintain systems and processes that ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees and other stakeholders. Implementation of ISO 45001 helps organizations reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and promote a culture of health and safety awareness.

By integrating ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 standards, organizations can enhance their sustainability journey, strengthen their competitive position, and foster a culture of continuous improvement and responsible business practices.

SCS conducts a comprehensive evaluation of client processes to ensure alignment with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and/or ISO 45001 requirements. Upon meeting these standards and as per the desired evaluation scope, certification is conferred, and a certificate is issued, validating the organization's compliances and dedication to Quality, Environmental Management, and/or Occupational Health and Safety.

These standards are globally recognized, offering a comprehensive framework suitable for organizations of all sizes and types, regardless of their business model or industry. Whether a company operates in manufacturing, services, or any other sector, ISO standards provide invaluable guidance for meeting regulatory requirements, improving operational efficiency, and cultivating trust among stakeholders. From small startups to multinational corporations, and from product-based businesses to service providers, ISO standards offer universally applicable principles to drive organizational excellence and sustainable growth.

The SCS Advantage

Choose SCS Global Services for your ISO certification needs for our extensive experience across major industries and sectors. With a proven track record in delivering a wide range of certifications, including sustainability certifications, we have served top companies worldwide, ensuring compliance and excellence. Our logistical capabilities ensure timely and efficient certification processes, supported by a dedicated team committed to delivering high-quality service tailored to your specific requirements. SCS stands out for the exceptional quality of our work; the ethics, reliability, and thoroughness of our auditors; and our quick response and follow-up to all inquiries and ongoing requests for information. 

  • Benefits
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 45001:2018
  • Certification Process
  • Program Documents
  • ISO certifications opens doors to global markets by demonstrating compliance with internationally recognized standards, thus increasing opportunities for business expansion and growth.
  • Certifications to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 enhances the competitive edge of companies by showcasing their commitment to quality management, environmental sustainability, and occupational health and safety, respectively.
  • ISO certifications can be seamlessly integrated with other sustainability certifications, allowing companies to showcase their comprehensive commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.
  • Certification to ISO standards enhances corporate credibility by demonstrating compliance with internationally recognized standards and showcasing a commitment to continuous improvement, environmental stewardship, and employee well-being.

Explore the Quality Management System (QMS) chapters to gain insights into building and maintaining effective quality management systems. Each section offers essential guidance on core components, from defining organizational context to evaluating performance. Dive into each chapter to understand how to integrate quality management practices into your business processes and drive continuous improvement.

Standard Chapters

4.    Context of Organization

Understanding the organization and its context, including the internal and external factors that affect its ability to achieve the intended outcomes of its Quality Management System.

5.    Leadership

Top management’s commitment to the QMS, establishing a quality policy, and assigning roles, responsibilities, and authorities.

6.    Planning

Planning actions to address risks and opportunities, setting quality objectives, and planning changes in the QMS.

7.    Resources

Determining and providing the necessary resources, including people, infrastructure, and environment, to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve the QMS.

8.    Operations

Planning and controlling the processes needed to meet product and service requirements, including design and development, production, and delivery.

9.    Performance Evaluation

Monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the QMS, including internal audits and management reviews.

10.   Improvement

Determining opportunities for improvement, implementing corrective actions, and continually enhancing the QMS’s effectiveness.

Explore the Standard chapters for essential insights into Environmental Management Systems (EMS). From understanding organizational context to fostering leadership commitment and driving continual improvement, discover key elements for achieving environmental sustainability.

Standard Chapters

4.    Context of Organization

Identifying environmental conditions, issues, and relevant stakeholders that influence the organization’s environmental management and performance.

5.    Leadership

Leadership’s role in setting the environmental policy, ensuring integration of the EMS into business processes, and promoting continuous improvement.

6.    Planning

Planning actions to manage environmental aspects, comply with legal requirements, and achieve environmental objectives.

7.    Resources

Providing resources needed for the EMS, including human, technological, and financial resources.

8.    Operations

Implementing operational controls to manage significant environmental aspects, prevent pollution, and ensure compliance with legal and other requirements.

9.    Performance Evaluation

Evaluating the EMS performance through monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and auditing environmental performance, and conducting management reviews.

10.   Improvement

Taking actions to improve the EMS, including addressing nonconformities and implementing corrective actions for continual environmental performance enhancement.

Explore the ISO 4500 chapters to gain insights into Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). Each section offers guidance on building and maintaining effective systems. From hazard identification to fostering leadership commitment, discover key elements for ensuring a safe work environment. Dive in to integrate safety practices and promote a culture of excellence.

Standard Chapters

4.    Context of Organization

Recognizing the context in terms of occupational health and safety conditions, identifying interested parties, and understanding external and internal factors that affect the OH&S management system.

5.    Leadership

Top management’s responsibility for providing leadership, establishing an OH&S policy, and ensuring active worker participation and consultation.

6.    Planning

Planning to identify and assess OH&S risks, determine legal and other requirements, and set OH&S objectives and plans to achieve them.

7.    Resources

Ensuring availability of resources such as personnel, equipment, and budget to implement, maintain, and improve the OH&S management system.

8.    Operations

Establishing and maintaining processes for hazard identification, risk assessment, and operational controls to manage OH&S risks.

9.    Performance Evaluation

Assessing the performance of the OH&S management system through monitoring, measurement, analysis, evaluation, and internal audits.

10.   Improvement

Identifying opportunities for improvement, taking actions to enhance OH&S performance, and addressing nonconformities through corrective and preventive actions.

1. Scoping and Project Initiation

  • Client submits application and requests a quote for ISO/IMS certification services.
  • SCS confirms the project scope and provides a proposal for ISO/IMS services.
  • Client signs Work Order and returns to SCS to begin the certification process.

2. On-Site Audit

  • Client provides SCS documentation for review prior to the on-site audit.
  • SCS auditor conducts an audit of client operations. 
  • SCS provides client with a report on compliance to ISO/IMS standard(s) requirements.

3. Corrective Actions

  • Client responds to any necessary corrective actions.
  • SCS reviews the audit report and corrective action documentation.

4. Final Certification Decision

  • SCS head office makes a certification determination and informs if approved.
  • Upon successful ISO/IMS certification, client is issued a certificate.
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