PAS 99 – Integrated Management System

PAS 99:2006 is a specification of common management system requirements as a framework for integration. It was developed by British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK’s national standards body.

This Publically Available Specification (PAS) helps organizations integrate and effectively manage the common requirements of two or more management system standards, for example,

ISO 9001 – Quality
ISO 14001 – Environmental
ISO 27001 – Information Security
ISO 22000 – Food Safety
ISO 20000 – IT Service Management
OHSAS 18001 – Health and Safety

The PAS 99 common requirements clause structure is shown below:

4.1 General requirements
4.2 Management system policy
4.3 Planning
4.3.1 Identification and evaluation of aspects, impacts, and risks
4.3.2 Identification of legal and other requirements
4.3.3 Contingency planning
4.3.4 Objectives
4.3.5 Organizational structure, roles, responsibilities, and authorities
4.4 Implementation and operation
4.4.1 Operational control
4.4.2 Management of resources
4.4.3 Documentation requirements
4.4.4 Communications
4.5 Performance assessment
4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement
4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance
4.5.3 Internal audit
4.5.4 Handling of nonconformities
4.6 Improvement
4.6.1 General
4.6.2 Corrective, preventive, and improvement action
4.7 Management review
4.7.1 General
4.7.2 Input
4.7.3 Output

Annex B of PAS 99 lists for each common requirement the corresponding clauses of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 22000, ISO 20000, and OHSAS 18001.

For example, PAS 99 includes Internal Audit as clause 4.5.3. Internal audit requirements are addressed in 8.2.2 of ISO 9001, 4.5.5 of ISO 14001, 6 in ISO 27001, 8.4.1 in ISO 22000, 4.3 in ISO 20000, and 4.5.4 in OHSAS 18001.

The use of PAS 99 should result in:

  • improved business focus
  • a more holistic approach to managing business risks
  • less conflict between systems
  • reduced duplication and bureaucracy
  • more effective and efficient audits, both internally and externally

You can order a copy of PAS 99 at the BSI web site.