Why combine ISO 9001 with ISO 14001? It can be more efficient to combine your QMS (ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, etc.) with your EMS (ISO 14001, R2, etc.) to consolidate common clauses and procedures.
(See FREE tutorial comparing ISO 9001 with ISO 14001 for more info)
If your organization is interested in a combined QMS-EMS, it can happen one of three ways:
Implement a QMS and an EMS simultaneously
Implement a QMS before an EMS
- If an organization already has ISO 9001, there are many common requirements which do not need to be repeated when you combine ISO 9001 with ISO 14001.
- After implementing one or more QMS’s, use an EMS configured to integrate with a QMS
- We have a package to simplify the implementation for an organization who is already familiar with an ISO 9001 based standard. Rather than have parallel (duplicate) Manuals, we note where the user can just add EMS requirements to the existing QMS Manual…
Implement an EMS before your QMS
ISO Guideline on the integration of Management Systems
Contrary to many other types of standards, management system standards cover multiple aspects, levels and functions of an organization and, therefore, their implementation can have a substantial impact on how an organization operates and manages its business processes. In addition, more and more organizations are applying not only one, but a range of management system standards to satisfy their own needs as well as those of external stakeholders.
The book acknowledges that there is a market need for separate management system standards addressing different aspects, issues or risks that organizations need to manage. It provides guidance on how organizations can apply the different standards in a combined way, integrated with their business processes.