Having a certified management system means that a company:
- has an idea of what its risks are and has evaluated them;
- knows where it can improve;
- knows what legislation and regulations apply, and their implications for the organization;
- has objectives, and plans for achieving them;
- takes organizational and technical action to ensure that its objectives (including improvement) are met;
- monitors its own compliance with legislation and regulations.
The benefit for the supervisory body is in the first place that all these efforts will improve a company’s performance, for example, fewer incidents and accidents, reduced emissions, etc.
The management system also has benefits for supervisory bodies:
- they can more quickly see what is going on;
- compliance with legislation and regulations can be evaluated more quickly;
- less time is needed for rectifying nonconformities.