A corporate management system is the way in which a company organises its internal structure, establishes tools and processes to control its overall operations, and defines its approach to continuous improvement by introducing policies and procedures with quantifiable objectives - a method of assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of company processes, identifying areas for improvement and suggesting appropriate remedial action.
Management systems have evolved over a period of around 20 years. The first element to come under consideration was the “quality” of the system, interpreted as the company’s level of success in satisfying customer requirements, and then extended include environmental standards, safety in the workplace etc., but always with the fundamental objective of meeting the expectations of various stakeholders.
Application of these principles to new operational areas prompted the introduction of certification for industry management systems, which broadened the range of sectors that certification bodies needed to address.
The ANCCP Certification Agency responds to the requirements of companies by providing certification for management systems, including integrated systems, within the following categories:
Harmonised standards relating to:
- OHSAS 18001/2007 "Requirements"
- OHSAS 18002/2008 "Guidelines"
- UNI EN ISO 14001/2004 "Environmental Management System/Requirements"
- UNI EN ISO 14004/2010 "Environmental Management System/Support Techniques"
- UNI EN ISO 9000/2005 "Quality Management Systems - Vocabulary"
- UNI EN ISO 9001/2008 "Quality Management Systems - Requirements"
- UNI EN ISO 19011/2012 "Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems"
- UNI EN ISO 3834 "Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials"
Part 1: choice criteria;
Part 2: extended quality requirements;
Part 3: normal quality requirements;
Part 4: elementary quality requirements;
Part 5: documents to conform to for declaring conformity.