An integrated ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management system

Supercharge your team’s efficiency with one integrated system

Built to serve businesses, ISO 9001 and 14001 are robust systems designed to support quality and environmental management.

Concise, uniform structures make them ideal partners for working alongside each other. And thanks to their straightforward language, every member of your team will understand the business practices you put in place.

This means you can shape up your business, drive improvement, and enjoy the prestige of internationally-recognised Standards – and all without wasteful extra effort.

An Integrated Management System is essentially a set of pre-defined processes and procedures that help businesses to achieve best practice, particularly in the areas of quality, environmental impact and occupational health and safety.

Handling multiple ISOs in isolation can be inefficient and take up unnecessary time and resources. But by combining more than one ISO into an integrated system, you can tackle common elements all at the same time, freeing you up for other essential business.

The benefits don’t stop there. To find out more, take a look at our dedicated article on Integrated Management Systems.

Integrated Management Systems Article

Why integrate ISO 9001 and ISO 14001?

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are highly compatible and can truly help a business to improve its quality while reducing its environmental impact.

At their core these two ISOs boast a common framework, known as the Annex SL structure, which means their clauses are presented in the same order and format.

By integrating these ISOs, you can create a single documented and managed system. This allows you to easily implement changes and improvements across your business, minimising the possibility of negative impacts later down the line.

        • Plan: Owners are clearly defined; leaders take responsibility and processes are documented and well communicated.
        • Do: Training needs are identified and met, while resources are effectively allocated during operation.
        • Check: Regular checks are carried out to inspect the system’s effectiveness, with risks and failings identified and documented.
        • Act: Beneficial improvements are rolled out through the single, integrated system and excellence is achieved through compliance best practice insights.   

By reducing the time it takes to manage compliance across a range of areas and employing just one IMS manager, you can take control of excellence and enhance deliverability. 

You will also gain control of your compliance 24/7 through our digital management system platform, QMS Connect. This comes with the additional benefits of built-in document controls, digital templates and automated task management.

Crossovers and contrasts between the ISOs

The ISO 9001 Quality Management System shares plenty of crossovers with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. In addition to a strong customer focus and the implementation of effective business practices for consistency and quality, the roles of leaders and the need for monitoring and assessment are required by both.

For more detail, see the table below.

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Of course, it is also possible to combine other ISOs that share the common Annex SL structure. To find out more, visit our dedicated pages on the ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 integrated system and the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and 45001 integrated package.

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Ready to get the benefits of an Integrated Management System?

With an Integrated Management System, your processes will work together so that each function is aligned and can contribute to one shared goal: improving your overall performance. 

Thanks to one set of documentation, policies, procedures and processes for all Standards, you can also reduce risks and increase profitability.

Find out more about an Integrated Management System and how it can benefit your business by talking to one of our experts today on 0333 344 3646 or email

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3 Steps to Certification

With the help of QMS, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

    Gap Analysis

    A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.


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    Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.


    3 Step Certification


    An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.


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