Management systems aim for continuous improvement. They help companies to achieve set targets within a specific area. This means that the company must have continuous, repetitive processes focused on improvement. Management systems are built according to the “Deming circle” or “Plan-Do-Check-Act” cycle (PDCA).
A management system certificate shows that a company is able to systematically manage and improve risks and performance in function of the targets set. It shows the outside world that the company has a working management system and is striving for continuous improvement.