MIMS - Multi Integrated Management Systems for Quality, Environment and Systematic Work Environment : A General management system, based on large Swedish companies

Abstract: This thesis describes mature Multi Integrated Management System (MIMS), mainly within Swedish companies, certified against three or more certificates. Other criteria have been to have a business system, usually SAP R/3 and that the companies investigated have had more than 200 employees. The two main reasons to implement have been customer demands and company Group requirements. The most common standards, besides ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AFS 2001:1/OHSAS 18001 (9K, 14K and 18K) are EMAS, FSC (wood, paper standard), PEFC (wood) with two cases. The following similarities describes the “Core in MIMS”, i.e. similarities between different standards. The most important parts are to have a policy, a manual and review. Policy Statement – 4.2 (14K and 18K) 5.3 (9K) Objectives - 4.3.3 (14K and 18K) 5.4.1 (9K) Resources, Roles, Responsibility and Authority – 4.4.1 (14K and 18K) 5.5.1 and 6.1 (9K) Documentation - 4.4.4 (14K and 18K) 4.2.1 (9K) Control of Documents – 4.4.5 (14K and 18K) 4.2.3 (9K) Control of Records – 4.5.3 (18K) 4.5.4 (14K) 4.2.4 (9K) Competence; Training and Awareness – 4.4.2 (14K) 6.2.2 (9K) Internal Audit – 4.5.4 (18K) 4.5.5 (14K) 8.2.2 (9K) Management Review – 4.6 (14K and 18K) 5.6 (9K) The most common approaches are that the Graphical User Interface is based on a “Manual” or the “Deming Wheel”, but there are also other examples. A general management system is described and there are examples of content in a manual. In 2007 focus seems to be on audits and implementation of new standards (mainly systematic work environment) and SOX is mentioned for the first time. In academic literature successful examples of integration of management systems, with Lean production are described. ISO 9001:2008 is now available, but there is not that dramatic changes from previous version, and all changes make the standard easier to integrate with other standards than ISO 9001:2000.