A set of interrelated or interacting elements of a labelling organisation to establish policies and objectives and processes to achieve them.
A management system can address a single discipline or several disciplines, e.g. quality management, financial management or environmental management. The elements of the management system define the organisation's structure, roles and responsibilities, planning, operations, policies, practices, rules, beliefs, objectives and processes to achieve these objectives. The scope of the management system may include the entire organisation, specific and identified functions of the organisation, specific and identified areas of the organisation, or one or more functions in a group of organisations.