What is an Integrated Management System?

An integrated management system is a management system that integrates all of an organization's systems and processes into one complete framework, enabling an organization to work as a single unit with unified objectives.

With an integrated system, your organization becomes a unified whole, with each function aligned behind a single goal: improving the performance of the entire organization. Instead of "silos", you have a genuinely co-ordinated system: one that's greater than the sum of its parts, and can achieve more than ever before. An integrated system provides a clear, holistic picture of all aspects of your organization, how they affect each other, and their associated risks. There is less duplication, and it becomes easier to adopt new systems in future.

An integrated management system allows a management team to create one structure that can help to effectively and efficiently deliver an organization's objectives. From managing employees' needs, to monitoring competitors' activities, from encouraging best practice to minimizing risks and maximizing resources, an integrated approach can help an organization achieve their objectives.

The problem:

Organisations today have to comply with many compliance requirements to satisfy the demands of numerous stakeholders. The business drivers are statutory, regulatory, customer, quality, environmental, IT security, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, the list seems to be getting longer all the time.

In response, a variety of management systems are developed to comply with each specific requirement. Eventually it becomes difficult to meet all the competing needs. Systems developed in isolation end up conflicting.


This is the point where your problems start and our services begin!

The solution:

Encona is holding a large experience in auditing and implementing integrated management systems in companies around the world.


If you are interested in one of the following subjects, you should definately talk to us!


You want to ensure focus on business goals & objectives?

You want to harmonise and optimise practices?

You need to reduce risks to the business and increase profitability?

You need to balance conflicting objectives?

You want to eliminate conflicting responsibilities and relationships?

You need to create consistency?

You want to reduce duplication and therefore costs?

You need to improve communications?

You want to have a partner that runs your audit management programme to meet international standards and customer requirements (ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO14001, OHSAS, VDA standards..)?

You are interested in risk based system and process audits to determine and evaluate risk potentials?

You want to compare your system and process performance with other international companies around the world for benchmark purposes by using Encona`s worldwide experience?