Welcome to the IMS Survey

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this Integrated Management System survey. This survey is part of a Research project towards a professional qualification with Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).  Data obtained from this survey will be used in assessing the challenges faced by organisations within the food and drink industry sector (compared to other sectors) in maintaining multiple certifications/managements systems, barriers to integration and benefits of integration. A report will be compiled based on the data received.

All data received will remain confidential as the survey does not require you to reveal your identity or that of your organisation.

The survey takes roughly 10 minutes to complete. You can go back to previous pages in the survey and update your responses until the survey is finished or until you have exited the survey. After the survey is finished, you will not be able to re-enter the survey.

*Consultants completing the questionnaire
If you are a consultant, please answer the questions on behalf of the organisation where you last implemented a significant management system or provided consultancy. Please address all questions as if you were employed by the organisation.
As a thank you, copy of summarised survey report will be made available on request to respondents. Please indicate your interest at the end of the survey.

* 1. Which of the following sub-sectors does your organisation operate in?

* 2. Please indicate the nature of your organisation's operation.

* 4. Which of the following best describes your role within your organisation?

* 5. What level of management do your belong to?

* 6. Which of the following management systems/certifications does your company operate?

  Yes (3rd party certified) Yes (not certified) No
ISO9001 (Quality)
ISO14001 (Environment)
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety)
ISO22000 (Food Safety)
BRC/IFS/FSSC22000/SQF (GFSI Food Safety)

* 7. What are the main drivers for your organisation's adoption of the selected management systems/certifications?

  ISO9001 (Quality) ISO14001 (Environment) OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety) ISO22000 (Food Safety) BRC/IFS/FSSC22000/SQF (GFSI Food Safety)
Business Process Improvement (i.e. improved efficiency, procedures, productivity,quality and safety)
Company vision (i.e. competitive advantage, company image, marketing, industry trend)
Market Pressure (i.e. customer requirements, access to new markets, access to new sectors, increased market share)
Positive Reinforcement (i.e. due diligence, moral obligation, reduced customer audits)

* 9. Which of the following were the main drivers for considering integration of management systems?