ISO 45001 defines the term “Policy” as “intentions and direction of an organization, as formally expressed by its top management”.
Policy is a top level document that shows the commitment of top management and Organization’s leadership regarding the performance of a management system. The policy dictates organization’s objectives, which will be worked upon by different departments of organization.
Is policy a mandatory document? Check in the mandatory list of documents for ISO 45001
Different management systems have different associated policies for showing their intend towards the management system outcome. As we know quality policy is made for quality management system, environmental policy for environment management system and occupational health and safety policy for OH&S management system. An organization can make integrated management system will have an integrated policy for multiple management system.