WHAT IS AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
An integrated management system is a management system which integrates all components of a business into one coherent system so as to enable the achievement of its purpose and mission.
What Can Be Integrated?
Many businesses begin with integrating say Quality (ISO 9001) and Environmental (ISO 14001), then move onto Occupational Health & Safety (45001) & Information Security (27001) etc, but there are no rules and it's entirely up to the business which combination of standards and specifications they wish to integrate.
THE BENEFITS OF AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Reduces Duplication and therefore Costs
Balances Conflicting Objectives
Eliminates Conflicting Responsibilities and Relationships
Diffuses the Power System
Turns the Focus onto Business Goals
Formalises Informal Systems
Harmonises and Optimise Practices
Facilitates Training and Development