An integrated ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 management system

Create cooperation and consistency with an integrated system

Designed to enhance good business practices, ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 are the perfects tools to set down robust systems for quality, environmental impact and health and safety.

But thanks to their uniform structure of 10 clauses, they don’t have to work in isolation. Instead, they can be combined into one coordinated system with simple, straightforward language, which means your team can easily get to grips with the integrated processes.

Efficient and streamlined, you can then use your integrated system to drive continual improvement, winning new business and boosting your bottom line along the way.

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What is an Integrated Management System (IMS)?

Constructed from a set of pre-defined processes and procedures, an Integrated Management System aims to guide businesses towards more resilient business practices, including in the areas of quality, environmental impact and occupational health and safety.

While it is perfectly possible to hold multiple ISOs in isolation, combining them can cut inefficiencies, reducing the drain on precious time and resources. This is because common elements can be tackled at the same time, which means less work for you.

Why integrate ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001?

All three of these ISOs possess an Annex SL structure, which means they have a common structure of 10 clauses.

As a result, they can work very well in combination, such as within an integrated system. This means that changes and improvements to your business practices can be made across your organisation with a reduced amount of effort and work.

  • 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.    

With just one system to oversee, a sole manager can take control to ensure that the focus remains on excellence.

Compliance is also made even easier by the 24/7 service of our digital management platform, Atlas ISO. With built-in controls, digital templates and automated task management, it can be accessed at a time and place that suits you for easy and accessible management.

Integrating the three ISOs

For one supercharged system that takes care of all of your ISO management needs, simply combine all three of these ISOs into one neat package. With similar structures and language, you could take full advantage of the efficiencies this offers.

For more detail, see the table below.

If you’re unsure about integrating all three, why not implement a different combination? Take a look at our dedicated web pages on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, or ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, for more information.

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Ready to reap the rewards of a more efficient 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 how much an Integrated Management System would cost your business by using our fee calculator.

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3 Steps to Certification

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

Getting to grips with the gaps

We’ll spend some time with you carrying out a gap analysis to see how your current processes and procedures match up to the requirements of the ISO Standard. And we’ll collect details of the areas that already do so we can create your bespoke management system for you in our smart online hub, Atlas.

Getting up to Standard

Now it’s time to make any changes. With handy reminders to help you keep on track of tasks and editable templates at your fingertips, you can make sure all the records you need are in place to achieve certification.

Getting ISO certification

An ISO auditor will check you’ve addressed any gaps correctly and that you’re following the documented processes. Once everything is in place, you’ll be recommended for certification. Your new certificate and certification marks will be ready to download from Atlas.

Latest news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 work.

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