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Clause 5 Leadership

5.1 Leadership and commitment

The intent of this clause is to identify actions in which top management is personally involved with and directs in the organization. More than responsibility, the requirement of this clause is for top management to be accountable.

5.2 Policy

The intent of this clause is to specify the high level organizational commitments required of the MSS, taking into account the organization’s purpose.

5.3 Roles, responsibilities and authorities

The intent of the clause on organization roles, responsibilities and authorities is to assign responsibility and authority for the implementation of the management system requirements to relevant roles within the organization.

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