An integrated ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 management system

Align business goals for greater efficiency, quality and security

Hone your business’ focus on quality and information security with one smart combined system.

With straightforward language, similar structures and aligned interests, these ISOs are perfect partners for integration. With one streamlined and structured approach, every member of your team will know exactly what to do in order to maintain best practice for quality and information security, giving your business the opportunity to take performance to the next level.

If you want to drive continual improvement across your company and build your customers’ trust in your business’ quality and security, this integrated system could be the right solution for you.

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WHAT IS AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IMS)?

An Integrated Management System consists of a set of pre-defined processes and procedures that give businesses the structure they need to achieve best practice in quality, environmental impact, information security, occupational health & safety, and much more.

Combining multiple Standards into one common system streamlines these processes, improving efficiency and making them easier to manage. It also means you can achieve greater output through fewer processes, giving you more time to focus on other essential business needs.

WHY INTEGRATE ISO 9001 & ISO 27001?

ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 are highly compatible and can help your business to maintain high-quality products and services as well as reassure clients that you prioritise information security.

Both of these ISOs boast an Annex SL structure, which means that their clauses are presented in the same order and format to form a common framework. This means that you can align processes for greater simplicity and efficiency.

By aligning these ISOs, you can create a single documented system. This allows you to implement improvements across your business and reduce the possibility of negative impacts in the future.

  • 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 streamlined processes, you can reduce the amount of time needed to maintain compliance. And by employing just one IMS manager, you can take control of performance and drive deliverability.

You will also gain greater control 24/7 through our online management system platform, QMS Connect. This system also comes with additional benefits, including built-in document control, templates and automated task management.

INTEGRATING ISO 9001 WITH ISO 27001

The international Standard for quality has many commonalities with the ISO for information security management. Common clauses include demonstrating how you intend to improve, how you will measure the performance of your Integrated Management System, and how you will evaluate business practices.

For more detail, see the table below.

Alternatively, you can opt for other ISO combinations for a better fit for your business. To find out more, visit our dedicated web pages on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, and ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

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READY TO GET THE BENEFITS OF AN IMS?

 

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 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.

    Implementation

    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.

    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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Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

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