Author Archives: Admin

4497

FEED FRAUD – FAMI QS ANNOUNCES FRAUD PREVENTION AND DEFENSE MODULE

Since 2004, the FAMI-QS Code of Practice has provided requirements for implementing measures necessary to ensure feed safety and quality. By the end of June 2019, its scope will be extended with the introduction of a mandatory new module: The food fraud prevention and defense module. What, when and how? In the following article, we will resolve these …
4424

DQS Customer Journal No. 84 I/2019

What started out as the DiD (DQS in Dialog) and later became the DQS Compact has now received a facelift. We hope you will like the new, streamlined design. This issue of our customer journal starts off a series about the importance of Occupational Health and Safety and how the new ISO 45001 can help organizations improve their safety record in the …
4416

ISO 45001 survey is asking for your input

Your anonymous input will help ISO better understand who is using ISO 45001 and what users think needs to be amended, improved or otherwise. Once analyzed, the results will be presented at ISO’s plenary meeting in October this year. The survey will run until 1st July, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to improve this important standard in the …
4412

SUCCESSFUL ASSURANCE REVIEW: DQS APPROVES SYMRISE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

For the fifth year in a row, Symrise, one of the largest producers of fragrances and flavors in the world, has engaged DQS to provide assurance over its GRI sustainability record. After a thorough evaluation, our assessors have come to the conclusion that the Symrise Sustainability Record is a credible and comprehensive representation of the sustainability …
4408

IFS FOOD STANDARD VERSION 7 – TIMETABLE AND CHANGES

Since the publication of the IFS Food Standard Version 6 in January 2012, many of our clients have been wondering when version 7 will follow. According to the latest information released, Version 7 will be published in the first quarter of 2020. As far as the timeline is concerned, at the moment of writing the first IFS Stakeholder consultation is ongoing. …
4403

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE – DQS CFS APPROVED FOR CLIMATE BONDS VERIFICATION

A FairTrade-like certification scheme for bonds – that is how the Climate Bonds Initiative describes itself. The Climate Bonds certificate applies to bonds that are consistent with the 2 degrees Celsius warming limit of the Paris Agreement. As an approved verifier, we will be providing assurance to issuers and investors that bonds contribute to a …
4398

IFS FOOD SAFETY CHECKS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

From this month onwards, companies can register for an IFS Food Safety Check. But what exactly is an IFS Food Safety Check, which purpose does it fulfil and how does it work? What is an IFS Food Safety Check? The unannounced IFS Food Safety Check is an optional audit, which aims to review whether a company complies with the IFS requirements regarding …
4371

GERMANY AIMING TO TAKE THE LEAD ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

In February 2019, the German state secretary committee for sustainable development took a number of decisions that should help Germany take a leading role in Sustainable Finance. However, with plans at the EU level that have already progressed much further, it seems that German government will have some catching up to do. In this article, we will provide …
4367

WILL HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE SOON BECOME MANDATORY?

According to media reports, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is currently working on an unpublished draft law which will make human rights due diligence a legal requirement. With the initiative, the federal government responds to criticism coming from human rights organisations and from experts of the UN-welfare committee. …
4362

EU REVISES GUIDELINES FOR NONFINANCIAL REPORTING: CLIMATE RISKS GAIN IMPORTANCE

Investors, lenders, insurers have one thing in common: they need to understand to what extent businesses are exposed to climate risks. The EU Commission has now confirmed its plans to include climate risks in its guidelines for nonfinancial reporting. If your business is not reporting on its exposure to climate risks yet, read on. In just a few years, …