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IMPACT – 2018 Quarter 4

The 2018 Quarter 4 issue of Impact is now published on the DQS website! In this issue, find out: How Southwire unites 7,500 employees with the ONE Southwire Campaign to reach their goals How Milliken keeps their consistency with quality products What lessons were learned with IATF 16949 transitions and some clarifications      The above …
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SOCIAL AUDITS: WHY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of social standards. Many industries and associations have developed customized standards to match the particularities of their sector.  The downside of this development is that suppliers often have to pass multiple audits, which are all very similar. The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, to be launched …
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APSCA PROGRESS UPDATE – ENSURING THE PROFESSIONALISM OF SOCIAL AUDITS

In the summer of 2016, we announced that DQS CFS had joined APSCA, an initiative to ensure the professionalism of social compliance auditors. In this article, we would like to provide you with an update on the progress that has been made, as well as the implications for suppliers, buyers and auditors. What is APSCA? APSCA (Association of Professional …
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Updates to Standards – Quarter 3

The Quarter 3 issue of Updates to Standards includes information on the following: ISO 50001:2018 Revision SQF Fundamentals BRC Revision ISO 22000:2018 Revision Other DQS Services  The above article sourcing from DQS US website (https://dqsus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Updates-to-Standards-Q3.pdf). For more information, please send …
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DQS Customer Journal No. 83 II/2018

Welcome to the latest edition of DQS Compact, DQS Group’s digital customer magazine. This issue features expert articles and contributions by our global customers on a variety of revised and new standards and related subjects, such as ISO 45001, ISO 50001, GDPR, ISO 22000, and ISO 55001. Since the European Union’s General Data Protection …
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IMPACT – 2018 Quarter 3

The latest updates are now available in the 2018 Quarter 3 Impact newsletter. It includes: ISO 45001:2018 FAQ MDSAP update How to market your certificate DQS Inc. 10 year anniversary Customer spotlights    The above article sourcing from DQS US website (https://dqsus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Q2-Impact-final.pdf). For more information, …
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A CULTURE OF FOOD SAFETY: GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY INITIATIVE PUBLISHES POSITION PAPER

After 18 months of work, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has published its new position paper on a food safety culture. How does it contribute to global food safety? Whether a company manages to ensure the long-term quality and safety of its products depends to a large extent on the corporate culture and the value system within the organization. …
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ISO 14016 – INCREASING THE CREDIBILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS

While more and more companies publish information on their environmental performance, there is currently no standard to assess the credibility of that data. This is about to change: the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is developing a standard that provides guidance on the validation and verification of environmental reports. As …
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SUPPLIER SUSTAINABILITY AUDITS: HOW TO ALLEVIATE THE BURDEN FOR SUPPLIERS

If you are in a sustainability department, supply chain management or procurement, you’ve probably seen it happen: when asked to pass a sustainability audit, some suppliers do whatever they can to stall the process, often delaying the audit for a couple of months or even avoiding it altogether. With a few simple measures, you can greatly improve the …
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PREVENTING PRODUCT FRAUD: IFS PUBLISHES PRACTICAL GUIDE

In the past few years, almost every standard for food and consumer goods safety has incorporated additional requirements for combatting product fraud. This has left certified sites with many questions about the implementation of a product fraud mitigation plan. The new guideline published by IFS is a practical guide that will help companies implement …