As can be seen, the vision and mission of the organization does not change. They may be expanded to make provision for all 3 systems. The policies, objectives, targets and programs support the vision and mission statements of the organization. These can be combined in 1 policy statement and 1 set of objectives and targets, or could be separate documents. It depends on the organization. Resources and processes are then put into place to achieve the objectives of the organization, and to fulfill the requirements of the implemented SHEQ management system. Management conducts periodic system reviews to evaluate the continued suitability of the system, and makes changes where necessary to improve or correct the functioning of the system.
I trust that this article makes the concept of intergrated SHEQ management clearer, especially to more inexperienced SHEQ practitioners, as well as to top management. Our organization, SHEQ Management Systems, can provide the required training and we also specilize in consulting to organizations regarding the design and implementation of such systems. Remember that each company must design its own SHEQ management system, based on the requirements of the standards. No 2 organizations are the same, even if they are in the same industry sector. One can never "buy" a system from anybody, it is guaranteed not to work.