What is an Integrated Management Systems (IMS)?

What is an Integrated Management Systems (IMS)?
What is an Integrated Management Systems (IMS)?

Integrated Management Systems (IMS) merges your ISO management processes into one convenient system, reducing hassle, cutting waste and refining compliance. With pre-defined processes and procedures, it gives businesses like yours a helping hand in achieving best practices for quality, environmental impact, occupational health and safety, and many more.

You can easily coordinate multiple business operations with just one system to oversee, saving time and unnecessary work. This will positively impact your efficiency by boosting output through fewer processes and maximising the use of your internal resources. By conducting just one audit and one management review, you can save time and money, and senior staff can move on to other essential tasks. In other words, it’s a time-saver as well as a money-maker.

For example, the processes required in each standard for document control, internal audits, dealing with nonconformities, corrective actions, or management review can be shared so that the requirements of each standard are met without duplicating effort. An example of an integrated management system is one that simultaneously handles the requirements of ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System standard; and ISO 37301 the Compliance Management System standard, both from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

At ABAC®, we can provide you with training and certification for ISO 37002 Whistleblower Management System, ISO 37000 Governance of Organisations, ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS)ISO 37301 Compliance Management System, ISO 37000 Governance of Organisations, and ISO 31000 Risk Management – GuidelinesABAC® works with clients of all industries, sizes and organisation types to develop robust programs using the latest techniques and best practices that help foster an ethical business culture.


Planning and developing an IMS must include identifying risks and opportunities that could affect the organization, including its business and quality risks, in addition to those relating to health and safety and environmental obligations. Some areas may integrate more easily than others, and as such, systems may end up being fully integrated or partially integrated.


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