There is an ever-increasing competition in the market with a higher awareness of both environmental and health & safety performance for companies. This awareness is driving businesses to implement three of the ISO standards, ISO 9001 (click here to learn more about ISO 9001), ISO 14001 (click here to learn more about ISO 14001) and ISO 45001 (click here to learn more about ISO 45001). Many companies have seen the benefit of implementing these three standards, as they provide focus on different and important aspects of the organization; the Quality Management System (QMS) for ISO 9001, the Environmental Management System (EMS) for ISO 14001 and the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) for ISO 45001.
With the release of the new versions of these three standards in the last few years, the best option is to integrate the standard requirements and create an Integrated Management System (IMS). Implementation of the standards at the same time, but separately, can compound the challenges and even things that seem easy during implementation of one standard can become problematic. Since the complexity of implementation grows with more than one standard, the necessity of the systematic approach was never so crucial. Download our free whitepaper below to learn more.