A corporate management system significantly increases the efficiency of an enterprise, be it small or big. It is incorporated into each level of the organization and effectively supports the processes of the company, reduces its operational costs, improves cooperation, which have impact on customer satisfaction and efficiency.
Corporate management systems can consist of several components (ISO 9001, ISO14001, MSZ 28001, MSZ ISO/IEC 27001) that are capable of covering an entire company and assisting fields of operation. The best systems are flexible in providing the components most needed by the client and upon request are able to assist in the implementation of unique ideas.
With the help of a corporate management system, everything can be handled in a more rational and easier manner and we get much faster where we would like to.
Quality Management System (QMS), MSZ EN ISO 9001:2009 (ISO 9001:2008)
The MSZ EN ISO 9001:2009 is the most widespread standard in all spheres of the economy that became a uniform system of international requirements nowadays.
It means a uniform guideline that can be applied independently from the size, activity, operation of a company in any field of the economic sector, in the operation of entrepreneurial sphere, public administration, governmental and non-profit organisations as well.
It promotes and guarantees the constant excellent quality and continuous improvement of products and services and the enhancement of customer satisfaction and better conformity with customer requirements.
The extraordinarily strong local and international competition has been forcing companies to apply the quality principle not only to products but also to the whole company including its operation.
The quality management system ensures the transparency of the processes within the company and the reasonable documentation of activities, it makes possible the daily management of the processes.
In the international practice and based on international agreements the quality management system of a company can be considered adequate and accepted if its conformity to the given standard is certified by an independent, highly-qualified and duly entitled certification body.
Environmental Management Systems (EMS), MSZ EN ISO 14001:2005 (ISO 14001:2004)
Protection of the environment, the reasonable use of resources and technology is a central requirement of our age. This determines the future and quality of life of future generations.
Our age demands a unified perception of technologies and their impact and public acceptance.
The challenge of the future is in new solutions of environmental protection that permanently spare the environment and resources while they enhance the technological and economic competitiveness.
The international dominance of free market economy, ensuring competitiveness and expectations regarding environmental protection inevitably forced companies to keep and improve their marketability by implementing their environmental policy. Environmental problems cause turmoil not only in the image and market position of a company, but they affect employees, (external) facilities located (residential and green areas, citizens living there, etc.) within the impact radius of the premise, the responsible municipalities and also the company’s relations with its business partners.
The introduction and operation of environmental management system promote the protection of natural resources, decrease of pollution and hazards and safeguarding the health of employees and those living in the neighbourhood. It is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations and can be integrated into other management systems.
The operation of environmental management system has the following favourable effects:
- reduction in the use of material and energy;
- decrease of contaminant emission;
- reduction of waste production;
- increase of recycling;
- establishment of conditions for environmental safety operation, risk reduction;
- better assessment by banks and insurance companies;
- clear identification of responsibilities for the environment;
- improvement in the social, community and market perception of the organization;
- acquisition, maintenance and extension of domestic and export markets;
- improvement of the relations with the authorities.
Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS), MSZ 28001:2008 (BS OHSAS 18001:2007)
The top management shall take into consideration the fact that similarly to other developed countries also in Hungary stricter regulation plays an increasing role in the field of occupational health and safety.
Trials are stricter, fine of million forints can also be imposed on a company that significantly increases its operational costs and may also cause serious harm to the company image in long term. Transparency and proven excellence in occupational health and safety constitute a significant element of competition in the market.
Several examples prove that severe accidents, occupational illnesses and other damages (fines, litigations, ruined company image, etc.) caused by them might have been avoidable if the company had taken the necessary steps to create and regularly check work conditions to see whether they had been safe and healthy, if the employees had been aware of their obligations and observed the rules of their work.
Surveys on accidents show that costs of accidents far exceed the sum that an insurance company compensates in a given case. The estimated value of uninsured costs may be fivefold-fiftyfold of the costs caused by accidents and sicknesses.
The standard MSZ 28001 defines the requirements of occupational health and safety management system in order for an organization to be able to manage risks and improve the operation.
The standard may be applied by any organisation that is committed to establishing an occupational health and safety management system to cease or minimize to the extent possible the risk of employees and other interested parties exposed to occupational, health or safety hazards related to the activities of the organisation.
Organisations may apply the standard voluntarily to indicate their commitment to constantly improving occupational health and safety, but this is not required to be realized at once in the whole field of the activity. The adequate operation of the established system is supported by regular audits that provide information for the management.
The OHSAS can be easily integrated into the quality management system of MSZ EN ISO 9001 standard and the environmental management system of MSZ EN ISO 14001 standard.
Why is it worth applying the OHSAS?
- It offers systems approach in solving occupational health and safety problems.
- It helps comply with legal requirements.
- It reduces costs and the number and gravity of accidents.
What organizations can make the most of OHSAS?
- wish to regulate their occupational health and safety activity;
- aim to establish an integrated management system;
- want to manage work problems with systems approach in order to achieve corporate excellence;
- intend to prevent work problems and cease or limit existing troubles with a view to improve the performance in occupational health and safety.