What is the Objective of an Integrated Management System?

The objective of an IMS is to help you to manage the business more effectively. By focusing on all parts of your business under one management system you can avoid wasteful duplication. It is important to understand that this is about managing the various parts of your business in a cohesive manner not just about meeting the requirements of whatever standards you are certified to. However having an IMS will provide a more coherent system for auditing.