One of the most common misunderstandings about ISO 9001 certification is what must be in place to successfully pass a certification audit. This confusion most often stems from previous experience with ISO 9001 certification at a previous organisation, or what’s been “heard through the grapevine” over the years. The question to ask is “Are these comments really valid?”
The other way of asking this question is “Why is there a series of international standards on things like Quality, Environment & Safety?”. The key focus of international standards is to provide a more disciplined approach to management while encouraging a continuous improvement approach. Getting certified to a standard tells your customers that an independent accredited organisation has verified you comply with a set of internationally accepted good management principles.
An integrated management system (IMS) takes all of the related components of an organisation’s management system and combines them under one common structure to avoid duplication. This is made much easier through the High Level Structure (HSL) now used across the latest suite of ISO standards as summarised below.
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