Integrated Management Systems
Summarizing and interlinking
Purposeful interaction of all parties involved to ensure the highest possible company success: This is achieved with business management systems.
However, a multitude of different management systems often exist alongside each other. This results in additional pressure and makes it more difficult to gain a clear survey: Specialised management systems for different company areas often cover identical company functions and processes, and these become apparent when all the company operations are interlinked.
The Integrated Management System (IMS) is the ideal solution to this problem since all company processes are covered and the management requirements regarding environment, quality and labour protection are taken into account. Such streamlining also reduces costs.
TÜV NORD CERT offers the integration of the following standards:
- Quality Management according to ISO 9001, VDA 6.1, VDA 6.2, ISO/TS 16949
- Environmental Management acc. to ISO 14001, EG-VO 761/2001
- Occupational Safety Management acc. to SCC (Safety Certificate for Contractors), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series)
Next to lower costs by avoiding overlaps, IMS Certification offers many more benefits: Competitiveness is boosted and many barriers that impede access to markets are overcome. Furthermore, confirmation by a recognized, neutral certifier enhances the company’s image and can be used as an effective marketing tool. Customer bonds are strengthened and it becomes easier to win over new customers.
Internally, an integrated management system allows more effective verification of the company’s own quality standards and an objective assessment of one’s own know-how. A continuous process of improvement is initiated which reduces faults and their associated costs, and staff motivation is increased.
TÜV NORD CERT has hitherto successfully attended to more than 20,000 certifications. Our customers are profiting from the competence of an experienced, world-wide active service provider. Moreover, our auditors are backed by several qualifications: They are specialists for safety at work as well as quality, automotive and environment auditors. In this manner each audit team can be individually and specifically assembled according to the given requirements.