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ALWAYS UP TO DATE – WITH THE DQS REVISION CENTER

When it comes to standards and certification schemes, it seems the only constant is change. The newly launched DQS Revision Center provides you with an overview of any ongoing standard revisions as well as valuable information on how to prepare for upcoming transitions, with a focus on standards for sustainability and consumer safety. In order to stay …
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Impact/Updates to Standards – Quarter 4, 2017

The 2017 Quarter 4 issue of the Impact Newsletter is now published (with Updates to Standards articles added in) and includes the following articles: Guiding Standards for Cybersecurity Updates on the transition audits New version of EFfCI SQF Code 8 Updates Spread the Word and Get Rewarded- the new DQS referral program The above article sourcing from DQS US website …
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ISO Survey reveals increase in ISO certificates worldwide

Each year in autumn, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) releases statistics regarding the development of their management system standards. The current numbers as of the end on 2016 confirm the continuing increase in the number of certified organisations worldwide. With regard to the most important ISO standards, there was again …
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DQS is now an approved audit firm for Walmart social audits

Some time ago we informed you that DQS CFS had become a member of APSCA, the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors. DQS CFS decided to become a member in order to demonstrate the high level of professionalism of its social auditors. One year after joining APSCA, we are getting the results we had hoped for: DQS is now one of the approved …
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ISO-Revisions: How to conduct the Stakeholder Analysis

ISO-Revisions: How to conduct the Stakeholder Analysis September 14, 2018 is rapidly approaching. On this day, all certificates issued according to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 will lose their validity. For certified sites that have not yet begun the transition to the new versions of the standards, the time to act is now. At the time of writing, …
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IFS announces Version 6.1 of the IFS Food Standard: Here’s what changes

As you may have heard by now, the IFS Food Standard is currently under revision.  The new Version 7 of the standard was initially scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2018. This now turns out to be unrealistic: Version 7 is not be expected until the last quarter of 2018. To make sure that the IFS Food Standard continues to be aligned with the …
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DQS Presents: The German Association for Excellence

In October 2017, DQS launched its new trademark German Association for Excellence, which will serve as the international umbrella brand for the brand rating, testing and evaluation services of the DQS Group. With the demand for credible ratings & evaluations on the rise, DQS has decided to harmonize its existing rating portfolio under an internationally …
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ISO-Revisions: How to Conduct the Stakeholder Analysis

September 14, 2018 is rapidly approaching. On this day, all certificates that had been issued according to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 will lose their validity. For certified sites that have not yet begun the transition to the new versions of the standards, the time to act is now. At the time of writing, approximately 60 % of all DQS customers …