What is ISO 56001 - IMS?

A system is a set of interrelated and interacting elements. In a Management System, those elements are people, processes, and technology. A Management System gives us a business model that steadily strengthens these links but retains flexibility. Linkage is everything and for example, if sales are not linked to design, the design people will guess what the customer wants and operations pick up the pieces. To become a serial innovator, you need a System Approach. The new ISO 56002 Guidance on Innovation Management is written with the common High-Level Structure (HLS) of ISO Management System Standards. It enables the integration of different ISO management systems. ISO 9001 adopted this structure in 2015 and when you look at activities like setting objectives, capturing data, and data analysis these will integrate easily, as will the vast majority of the Innovation Standard. This outline of the new Innovation Management System (IMS) Guidance Standard also shows some of the links to ISO 9001:2015. A requirements version of the IMS standard would come later and be ISO 56001. You can start work on your IMS in preparation for certification. The rationale for certification will be to make an organization more attractive to innovation investors, government grants, and partnering. 95% of innovators partner with other organizations.

Benefits of ISO 56001 - IMS Certification

Customer Satisfaction

Deliver products that consistently meet customer requirements and a service that is dependable and can be relied on.

Legal Compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

Ability to win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification opens doors.

Improved stakeholder relationships

Improve the perception of your organization with staff, customers, and suppliers.

Improved Risk Management

Greater consistency and traceability of products and services means problems are easier to avoid and rectify.

Proven Business Credentials

Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.

Who can be certified ISO 56001?

It is a set of standard operating procedures designed to provide a general framework for all organizations, regardless of type, sector, or size, toward the successful implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of an innovation management system. The ISO 56001 series lays out a general guideline for all types of innovation, such as products, services, processes, business models and methods ranging from incremental to radical, as well as all types of approaches, such as internal and open innovation for user-, market-, technology-, and design-driven innovation activities.

Manufacturing Companies

Service Sector


Drugs and Pharma


Government Organizations

Research Foundation


Shipping Industry





Textile and Apparels

Medical and Test Lab

Software Development

Document required for ISO 56001 - IMS

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of ISO 55001 - Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain a certificate of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding the GAP between existing system related to ISO requirements
• Selecting the appropriate certification body
• Based on the scope of your business & certification body you choose

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
• Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Management System

• ISO Awareness training for the top management and staff
• Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

Week 8

Internal Audit

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to ISO requirements
• Management Review Meetings
• Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
• Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

Week 12

Certificate Issued

• ISO certificates issued for 3 years
• Surveillance Audits yearly

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Yearly documentation for audit