Management System Certification

QMS, EMS, OHS management system certification

There is a proliferation of management system standards and requirements globally. These management system standards are either customer or industry mandated. Many standards are becoming a requirement for doing business. The management system is the tool that the management uses to manage the business efficiently. It helps to execute the strategy and streamlining business processes. In many cases customers, or government, will require that business has an implemented, and certified, management system. Quality, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems It is important for both management and employees that the management system is operating effectively in everyday life, that it supports a culture of improvement and adds value, which help to build new, and streamline existing, systems so that they are useful to all employees. In this way, the systems become an active and valuable part of the company's everyday life.

ISO 9001, Quality Management System

ISO 9001 Standard specifies requirements for a Quality Management System, is a Generic Standard which can be applied to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided, where an organization:

  • a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and
  • b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through continual improvement.

    ISO 14001, Environmental Management System Concern for the environment has forced the international community to look at ways of reducing the impact on the environment to ensure it is protected for society and future generations. By implementing ISO 14001 in organization, it can address management concerns towards environmental issues which contributes to economic gain and increase in the competitiveness of the company Now a days all interested parties whether they are customers, stakeholders, employees or to a greater extent society prefer to do business with like-minded companies, i.e. those who demonstrate their commitment towards environmental concerns through internationally recognized standards such as the ISO 14000 series, as well as other related standards. ISO 14001 certification helps organization to be in control of complex key processes and helps significantly in managing these such as waste- handlings, other emissions and waste by products. Environmental Management Systems are based on standards, which specify a process of achieving continuously improved environmental performance and complying with legislation. However, an organization will be more benefited if this certification is being clubbed and adopted as integrated management systems with one or more standards like ISO 9001.

    ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Management System

    Organizations have to take responsibility for the effects their activities have on their employees, visitors, the local population and the local environment. When things go wrong, it can prove costly to personnel and the organisation concerned. The repercussions can sometimes be felt by the nation as a whole and, in extreme cases, the international community. A drastic change in attitude of all interested parties suggests a clear commitment to Occupational Health & Safety is required. A commitment that will lead to development, continual improvement by not only considering different engineering and management changes but also simultaneously considering the health and safety risks of employees, visitors, the local population and environment. This can be demonstrated through ISO 45001 certification, or certification to other related standards.