ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Waldies adheres to it and proudly flaunts its certification for over a few decades.
ISO 14001 – Environment & Safety
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.
Part of the ISO 14000 family of standards on environmental management, ISO 14001 is a voluntary standard that organizations can certify to. Integrating it with other management systems standards, most commonly ISO 9001, can further assist in accomplishing organizational goals.
British Standard – OSHAS 18001
When SMEs invest in BS OHSAS 18001 they get big benefits. Occupational health and safety management brings industry-recognized practices to your organization and helps you identify safety risks and hazards so that you can manage them. That means small and large companies alike can get a safer workplace leading to better business performance.
Existing Quality, Health & Safety Processes (ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001) Into An Integrated Management Systems (IMS)
An integrated management system (IMS) combines all related components of a business into one system for easier management and operations. Quality (QMS), Environmental (EMS), and Safety (OHSMS) management systems are often combined and managed as an IMS.
Advantages of an Integrated Management Systems
- Consistent objectives, planning, and document management
- Implementation and Operation of the system cost less.
- Easier internal audits
- No Redundancies, reducing the chance of conflict.
These are not separate systems joined together, rather they are an integrated management system with linkages so that similar processes are seamlessly managed and executed without duplication. IMS components common to all the systems include the resources (people, facilities & equipment, etc.) and processes (documented in the QMS/EMS/OHSMS and applied throughout the organization).
It is often more efficient to combine the three systems (QMS, EMS and OHSMS) into one and sharing the common clauses and procedures. We have considered this when creating packages to simplify the implementation for an organization.
Rather than have parallel (duplicate) Manuals and other documentation we note where the user can just add OHSMS and EMS requirements to the common QMS Manual, procedures and instructions.