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Unlocking Success with Integrated Management System Certification

In today’s complex business environment, organisations are continuously seeking ways to streamline their processes and enhance efficiencies. One proven approach is through an Integrated Management System (IMS). At Citation Certification, we specialise in offering tailored certifications across various standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and more, to help businesses achieve excellence and continuous improvement.

What Is an Integrated Management System (IMS)?

An Integrated Management System (IMS) combines all aspects of an organisation’s systems and processes into one complete framework, enabling an organisation to work as a single unit with unified objectives. This approach not only includes quality management systems and environmental management systems but also extends to occupational health and safety management, among others.

When these systems are integrated rather than siloed, they promote increased efficiencies and a culture of continuous improvement. By implementing an IMS, companies can avoid duplication, reduce costs, and optimise their operational performance, all while ensuring compliance with international standards.


Benefits of IMS Certification

Achieving certification in Integrated Management Systems from Citation Certification offers numerous benefits:

  1. Comprehensive Compliance: IMS helps businesses comply with all relevant standards, such as ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety, within a single system framework.
  2. Enhanced Efficiency: Integration of management systems allows for more streamlined and efficient internal processes, reducing conflicts and promoting a more cohesive operation.
  3. Improved Performance: Organisations with an IMS certification typically observe improvements in various areas, including food safety and information security, contributing to an overall enhancement in business performance and customer satisfaction.
  4. Risk Management: With a robust IMS, companies are better equipped to identify and manage risks, particularly those concerning health and safety and environmental impact.


Why Choose Citation Certification?

At Citation Certification, we understand the importance of a tailored certification process that aligns with your company’s specific needs. Our approach to integrated management system certification is designed to be as efficient and seamless as possible, providing support throughout the entire certification journey.

Our experts specialise in the integration of management systems, ensuring that your IMS is effectively implemented and maintained. With our help, your business can align with international standards, like ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety, and pursue excellence in every facet of operation.


Getting Certified with Citation Certification

Achieving IMS certification involves a clear, step-by-step process:

  1. Understand the ISO Standard: Our team will help you understand the specific requirements for integrating your management systems into a single system that meets international standards.
  2. Gap analysis and documentation: Identifying the gaps in your current processes is a crucial part of the certification journey. Performing a gap analysis is the best way to improve and document your processes to align with ISO 9001 standards before an external audit is conducted.
  3. Implementation: We guide you through implementing your integrated management system, ensuring every part of your organisation is aligned with the system’s objectives.
  4. Stage 1 & 2 assessments: Certification audits consists of two stages; stage one involves evaluating the documentation of your management system, while stage two checks if the standard requirements have been implemented.
  5. Certification and surveillance: After successfully achieving certification, you will receive a ‘Statement of Certification’ confirming compliance with the relevant standard. This remains valid for three years, with regular annual surveillance audits to maintain compliance.


Common questions

What is the meaning of IMS certified?

Being IMS certified means your management system has been evaluated and meets the requirements for quality, safety, and environmental management standards within a unified system.


What is the difference between IMS and ISO?

IMS refers to an integrated approach where multiple management system standards (ISOs) are combined and managed as a single system with unified objectives. ISO refers to the International Organisation for Standardisation, which develops and publishes a wide range of proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards.


How do I get IMS certified?

To get IMS certified, your organisation needs to integrate its management systems into a coherent framework that complies with the standards of the required ISOs. You then need to undergo an audit by a certified body like Citation Certification to confirm compliance and effectiveness of the IMS.

Certification made simple

By choosing Citation Certification for your IMS system certification, you’re not just ensuring compliance with international standards—you’re setting your business up for greater integration, efficiency, and success.

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