What are Management Systems?

A management system is an organized set of interrelated requirements and principles that enables organizations to establish policy, objectives and processes to achieve these objectives in an orderly manner.

The requirements of a management system are established by norms and standards specific to the labor sector, national or international.

Currently, the standards most commonly used by companies for the management of their activities are:

  • ISO 9001, related to quality management. This standard specifies the requirements for the implementation of a quality management system in any type of organization.
  • ISO 14001, related to the management of environmental aspects. This standard determines the requirements necessary to be able to implement an environmental management system, which allows any company to demonstrate that they are responsible and committed to the environment.
  • ISO 45001, related to occupational health and safety. This ISO defines the requirements that any organization needs to correctly implement an occupational health and safety system, with the objective of minimizing illnesses, injuries and deaths caused by work activities, and to make workplaces a safe and healthy place.
  • ISO 27001, related to information security. This standard defines how information security should be managed in a company, responding to any threat, in order to prevent data theft, cybercrime, etc.
  • ISO 50001, related to energy management. This ISO standard is aimed at making continuous and systematic improvements to the energy performance of a company’s activities, products or services and establishing its energy policy.

We can also find more specific management systems, with requirements aimed at organizations whose activity belongs to a specific sector:

  • ISO 22000, related to food safety. This standard establishes the requirements that must be met to ensure the safety of food and products that come into contact with food throughout the entire process and supply chain (production processes, conservation, storage, distribution, product labeling, etc.), guaranteeing quality, legality and food safety.
  • ISO 13485, related to the quality of medical devices. This ISO standard defines good practices for the manufacture and distribution of medical devices in compliance with legal requirements.
  • ISO 22716, related to manufacturing for cosmetic products. It defines the requirements and good manufacturing practices for companies involved in the manufacture, packaging, testing, storage and transportation of cosmetic products.

These are some of the standardized management systems, although there are more than those discussed in this article.


Benefits of implementing a Management System in your organization

There are many benefits and advantages of implementing a management system in organizations of any size and sector. For this reason, and also due to the highly competitive business environment we currently find ourselves in, an increasing number of companies are opting to benefit from the advantages of implementing these ISO standards. Here are some of these benefits:

  • Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Improve the credibility, recognition and image of the organization.
  • Add value to the organization, customers and stakeholders.
  • Promote the participation and motivation of all employees.
  • Improve the integration of processes.
  • To stand out from the competition.
  • Safe, reliable and good quality products and/or services.

In short, it is a great improvement for the organization, making it more competitive, more efficient and with better results.

Beneficios de implantar un sistema de gestión

We help and accompany you throughout the certification process.

Ingecal has a large team of professionals who, thanks to their experience of more than 20 years, will be able to recommend you which ISO standards you need and, in addition, help you throughout the process to achieve ISO certification.

In addition, we have at your disposal a training offer in management systems that will provide you with a broad vision of these systems, addressing the main tools and techniques. Check the available courses here.

Ask us for a quote to start the certification process for your company by clicking here. If you prefer, you can also contact us for more information and/or to resolve any questions by sending an email to ingecal@ingecal.org or calling 93 237 83 90.

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