There is a vast range of British and internationally recognised standards, supporting and guiding the planning, design and implementation of management systems, applicable to businesses and other organisations generally or to specific sectors.
Investors in People (IiP) is a national standard supported by the UK Department for Education & Skills, that provides a tool in the form of a good practice framework. This enables any type of organisation to improve its performance through the better management and development of its people, linking their aims, aspirations and objectives with its business plans.
For Organisations That Are Aiming For More Than One Management Standard
Gradually, over recent years, the wording of management standards has been amended by the International Standards Organisation so that different standards have more features in common with one another. It has therefore become easier to integrate management procedures to the requirements of two or more standards, while still achieving separate certification to each standard.
ISO 27001 is the international standard that sets out the requirements for a complete information security management system, ensuring that the information held by an organisation is lawfully and properly stored, processed and controlled through appropriate security measures and compliance with legal requirements. ISO 27001 can be used to benefit any organisation, of whatever type or size, in any sector.