In order to consistently deliver high quality professional services to ever-increasing demands of clients and to deal with the management of several compliance frameworks simultaneously, BOG has gone the extra mile to train the QHSE personnel on the implementation and internal auditing of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System from August 20th to 23rd,2019. The training was geared towards building capacity for seamless integration and implementation of the standards. A management system is the framework of processes and procedures used to ensure an organization fulfills all tasks required to achieve its objectives and policies. The structural similarities between international standards have led to the evolution of integrated management systems.
An integrated management system integrates all components of a business, such as quality, environment, health and safety, into one coherent system. This will enable an organization to achieve its objectives and mission. An integrated management system is an effective organizational approach that simplifies work, processes. It helps to avoid conflicts and reduce duplication of documents.
Integrating management systems may possibly lead to cost savings and efficient utilization of resources within an organization. Other advantages include:
- Harmonization and optimization of practices/process
- Elimination of conflicting responsibilities and relationships
- Balancing of conflicting objectives Formalizing informal systems
- Reduction in duplication of effort and hence costs
- Reduction of risks and increase profitability
- Creation of consistency
- Improvement of internal and external communication
To thrive in global competitiveness and to survive in today’s markets, organizations need to look at every aspect of their business processes. While providing quality products and services, they should consider other management areas such as; the wellbeing of their employees, their environmental impact, their use of available resources, and so on. Thus, the adoption of integrated management systems will help BOG remain an indigenous company with a world-class standard.