PhD: Relationship between maturity of integrated management systems and sustainable performance
Goal: The present work aims to verify whether companies presenting more maturity in management system integration present more sustainable performances
Abstract: An evaluation instrument was developed to evaluate integration maturity and sustainable development. It was applied as a survey in Brazilian companies presenting at least two of the following management systems: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Results show that companies can achieve more sustainable development if they invest in better management system integration. Company size was found to affect sustainable development and companies presenting less maturity in management system integration achieve better environmental and social performance as their size increases. Lastly, companies presenting more than one management system were found to present better environmental and social performance.
Keywords: Integrated Management System, maturity, performance, sustainability, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001