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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

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Updates to Standards – 2019 Quarter 1

The 2019 Quarter 1 Issue of Updates to Standards covers the following topics: A review of lessons learned with the completion of the Aerospace transitions Updates on BRC Issue 8 and the changes included Information on NIST cybersecurity framework and ISO 27001 New ISO 45001 transition courses A whitepaper on TISAX, which is an information security in …
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DQS SPOTLIGHT ON: TISAX

The automotive industry places particular value on the confidentiality of information and the security of data. Information shared between OEMs and suppliers needs to stay between them, and not become general knowledge to be used by the competition. Service providers and suppliers must regularly prove to their customers that they meet the high security requirements for data provided. read more

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The first IATF 16949 certificate in Algeria goes to SAPPL Mercedes-Benz SPA

508 trucks is not the kind of delivery even the Algerian army receives every day, and this time, the recent certification to IATF 16949 was one more reason for celebration. SAPPL Mercedes Benz SPA is the first company to be certified to this very demanding automotive industry standard in Algeria. DQS was therefore proud to be represented by both the …
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ISO 37001 – DQS CFS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES ACCREDITATION AUDIT

Since its publication two years ago, ISO 37001, the international standard for anti-bribery management systems, has quickly established itself as a crucial tool to combat bribery-related risks. In order to ensure the lasting credibility of ISO 37001 certificates issued by DQS, we have made it a priority to apply for accreditation. We are pleased to announce that we are one of the first certification bodies in the world to have passed the accreditation audit. …
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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 …