Every organisation seeks to improve the way it operates. Global management system standards can provide the necessary controls to monitor and measure performance.
It is essential that organisations provide products and services of the highest possible quality in order to meet growing customer demands. ISO 9001 is the most established quality framework worldwide. It sets the standard not only for quality management systems, but management systems in general. This Standard can help organisations succeed through improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement.
With more environmental controls and requirements being placed on organisations, it is essential that management can demonstrate they are implementing responsible environmental management practices. ISO 14001 is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact. The business benefits of implementing such practices include cost savings and a reduction in resource wastage.
Effective energy management is a crucial issue for the success of any organisation. EN 16001 enables organisations to make energy cost savings and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Standard demonstrates how to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy efficiency across all operations.
Occupational health and safety
Recent years have seen greater emphasis placed on the management of occupational health and safety. BS OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised assessment specification for an occupational health and safety management system and enables an organisation to control its risks and improve its performance.
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EN 16001 and OHSAS 18001 are designed to be compatible. BSI offers an integration management system requirements specification, PAS 99, which aligns management system processes and procedures into one holistic structure. Integrated management is suitable for any organisation looking to integrate management systems into one cohesive system with an aggregated set of policies, procedures and processes.