Integrated Management System 3

An Integrated Management System (IMS) is a single framework that incorporates all an organization’s systems and processes. The design and implementation depend on the needs and objectives of the organization – its size, structure, and the products or services it provides. By implementing an IMS, an organization can work as a single unit to achieve shared objectives.

What standards should you use to develop your IMS:

ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – A Quality Management System is a group of processes, procedures and policies needed for planning and execution (production, service, improvement) in the core business areas which impact the businesses’ ability to meet customer requirements.

ISO 14001:2015 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – An Environmental Management System determines and continuously improves an organization’s environmental compliance and performance.

ISO 45001:2018 OHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – An OHS Management System determines and continually improves an organization’s Health and Safety position and performance.

ISO 27001:2013 INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – An Information Security Management System determines how your organization should organize and manage its information security.

What are the common elements of these four standards?

  • All four require the organization to identify and mitigate risks
  • All four requires the organization to set objectives, monitor the obtainment of the objectives and act when objectives are not met
  • All four require that the organization maintain a corrective action and continuous improvement program
  • All four require that the organization conduct internal audits and management reviews

TQS Inc. – How can we help

TQS is a Pittsburgh based consulting firm established in 1992. Our staff of professional consultants have assisted over three hundred clients with the successful implementation of quality systems including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, AS9100, ISO14001, ISO13485 ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 45001. We will work on-site or remotely to help our clients to develop and implement an integrated management system.

For more information or a free consultation contact Vince Zottola at You can also call our office at (412) 968-9101.

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