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Integration of ISO Standards into One Management System

Presenter: Reem Jasim, Senior Manager Quality Assurance, Labour Fund, Manama, Bahrain

Keywords: Integration, ISO 9001, ISO 22301, ISO 31000

Industry: Government

Level: Intermediate

ABSTRACT 

Integrated Management System combines all related components of a business into one system for easier management and operations. Previously it was difficult to integrate different ISO standards and this is the reason why International Organization for Standardization published a new standard (Annex SL) which has a common high level structure that can accommodate different ISO standards in one integrated system.

An integrated Management system integrates all of an organization's system and processes into one complete framework, enabling an organization to work as single unit with unified objectives to achieve its strategic objectives. Instead of focusing on single system which often work in silos and sometimes even in conflict. The integration of all the management systems into a single system will leads to the following benefits:

• Work as a single unit with unified objectives

• Break silos between different systems

• Meet all standards requirements with one set of policies & procedures

• Audit more than one system at a time to save money & resources

• Improve overall efficiency by removing the need to duplicate tasks

• Defined roles & responsibilities

• Easier to continually improve all the management systems