A management system standard means the way in which an organization manages the interrelated parts of its business in order to achieve its objectives which can be related to a number of different areas, including product or service quality, operational efficiency, environmental performance, health and safety in the workplace, information security and many more.
The ISO management system standards (MSS) helps organizations to improve their performance by specifying consistent and repeatable steps that organizations can consciously implement to achieve their goals and objectives, to create an organizational culture that reflexively engages in a continuous cycle of self-evaluation, correction and improvement of operations and processes through heightened employee awareness and management leadership and commitment. They are the result of consensus among international experts with expertise in global management, leadership strategies, and efficient and effective processes and practices, which makes it highly recommended and can be implemented by any organization, large, medium or small.
Organizations that adopt an ISO Management System Standard are privileged to use a globally recognized tool in creating a sustainable business structure and culture that is hinged on continual improvement. They can help organizations create a sustainable business structure by;
The use of an ISO management standard, especially the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, will help an organization create a performing business model that is customer-centric in nature and viable.
Ensuring a better and efficient use of resources, waste reduction and an improved financial performance.
With an improved risk management structure based on the requirement of a typical ISO MS Standard there will be a better protection of the people, assets and the environment of operations.
With an increased ability to deliver consistent and improved services and products, there will be an increased value to customers and all other stakeholders making the business very viable.