Compliance, Digitalization

Integrated Management Systems

A practical guide for your individual solution

A matter of necessity

Since 2005, numerous new ISO standards have been published because customers and other stakeholders have demands that go far beyond the areas of quality, environment, energy, and occupational health and safety. Almost every topic such as information security, risk, climate, CSR, business continuity, compliance, assets, and water is relevant and requires evidence.

The problem: As requirements become more complex, parallel management systems become impractical, leading to redundant efforts and regulation inconsistencies.

Integrate now! Discover the benefits of an Integrated Management System in our whitepaper. Learn how to determine the level of integration using requirement mapping and standards categorization. Structure your IMS effectively and learn about the phases of the integration project. Through the major EHSQ management systems, we provide practical insights into implementation.

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What you can expect

  • Compelling expertise:

    Understand the necessity and opportunities that an IMS offers. Evaluate the need to integrate your management systems and convince managers and employees.

  • Requirement mapping and integration potential:

    Differentiate step by step between matching, corresponding, and system-specific standard requirements to determine the level of integration for your project.

  • Structuring the regulations:

    Understand the advantages and disadvantages of a standard-based versus process-based structure to determine the best approach for your company.

  • Project planning and implementation:

    Use our checklists to make important decisions prior to integration and then navigate confidently through the planning, analysis, implementation, and improvement phases.

Expertise for Integrated Management Systems

About the author team from Zittau/Görlitz University

Prof. Dr. Jana Brauweiler

At the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Jana Brauweiler, Professor of Integrated Management Systems, and her colleague Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Will are responsible for the education of students in the Master's program "Integrated Management Systems" and the Bachelor's program "Ecology and Environmental Protection."

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Will

Markus Will has published various practical books on occupational health and safety management systems, environmental management systems and auditing of management systems together with Prof. Dr. Jana Brauweiler. As consultants and coaches, they support organizations in their day-to-day implementation. With their work, they support the effective implementation of environmental, occupational health and safety, energy and quality management systems as well as their integration - especially in industrial SMEs

Melanie Messow

Melanie Messow was a member of the project "Trend-oriented Integrated Management Systems" in the TIMS department from 2021 to 2023. Her work focused on identifying strategic future topics relevant for companies and exploring how their requirements can be implemented in existing (integrated) management systems. Currently, she works as an energy manager at BFE Institut für Energie und Umwelt GmbH.