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What’s new at BRC?

For the anticipated release of issue 6 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging in August 2019, our colleagues at DQS CFS have prepared an overview of the six major changes: two concerning the protocol and four key changes to the previous issue: Remove the second hygiene category (protocol) Remove second/split unannounced audit option (protocol) Corrective …
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BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT: THE REVISION OF ISO 22301 AND THE CHANGES IT BRINGS

Less text, more flexibility; less prescriptiveness, more pragmatism – that, in a nutshell, is the new version of the ISO 22301 standard for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS). Although the revision does not bring drastic changes, the new version of the standard is a definite improvement and will bring even more value to its users. Since …
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WHAT’S NEW? BRC GLOBAL STANDARD FOR PACKAGING – ISSUE 6

The anticipated release of the new BRC Global Standard for Packaging – Issue 6 will be August 2019 – and it is not just the name that will be subject to a change. In the following, we will present you a summary of the proposed changes, stated in the Draft Version that is now under revision. The new BRC Global Standard for Packaging – Issue 6 includes …
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BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT: TARGOBANK ACHIEVES ISO 22301 CERTIFICATION

In the banking sector, downtime is to be avoided at all costs. TARGOBANK, one of the leading retail banks in Germany, has called upon DQS CFS to audit and certify its business continuity management system. The bank, headquartered in Düsseldorf, is only the second in Germany to achieve certification to the ISO 22301 standard. Tim Wolters (on the left), …
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DQS Group on social media

Follow DQS Group on social media and stay up-to-date on the latest developments LinkedIn as well as YouTube allow for maximum information content in short form, which is why DQS Holding now offers their own channel on both platforms. So whether you choose to visit your local office’s channel in your own language, or the Holding channel for global …
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SPOTLIGHT ON: TAPA

Each year, goods valued between eight to ten billion Euros disappear during transportation in Europe alone. The verb “disappear” covers criminal acts such as abduction, burglary and theft. The Transported Asset Protection Association* (TAPA) was formed for the purpose of reducing such losses along the supply chain using globally recognized security …
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DQS CFS COMMITS TO UN GLOBAL COMPACT ONCE AGAIN

DQS CFS does not just certify sustainability; we also want to live by it. Once again we have renewed our commitment to upholding the ten principles of UN Global Compact this year. We are pleased to inform you on our progress in 2018, and how we have been actively implementing these principles in our company. Human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption …
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FAMI-QS: HOW TO TRANSITION TO VERSION 6

From April 2019 onwards, companies that are certified to FAMI-QS can be audited to Version 6, the latest version of the scheme. The new version not only has an entirely new structure, but also contains some new requirements for certified sites. In order to help you prepare with the transition, we’ve summarized the key changes as well as the transition regulations for you here. read more