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HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE: WHAT IS THE NEW ROLE FOR SOCIAL AUDITS?

While the debate is still ongoing in Germany, many other countries have already introduced binding legislation on human rights due diligence. Mandatory human rights due diligence forces businesses to rethink the role of social audits. How can social audits contribute to compliance with human rights due diligence? With human rights legislation on the …
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UN GLOBAL COMPACT – DQS CFS PUBLISHES PROGRESS REPORT 2019

Assisting organizations in their path towards sustainable success is our mission. We believe we can only do so if our organization remains fully committed to sustainable development. For this reason, we have re-affirmed our commitment to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. With our Progress Report 2019, we would like to inform you about …
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2019 Quarter 4 Impact

Read the latest issue of Impact for articles on: The new revision for AS9104/1 Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s sustainability efforts Engineered Control International’s 25 years of certification Design for Manufacturing/Design for Assembly RC 14001® and ISO 14001 scope statements Revision to IAQG OPMT ICOP Resolution Log IATF 16949 …
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BRCGS – NEWS FROM THE DELIVERY PARTNERS CONFERENCE

In November 2019, we attended the BRCGS Delivery Partners Conference in London. This annual conference is reserved for approved certification bodies and is used to provide an update on the latest developments. In this article, we will share some of the main points discussed during the conference. BRCGS Food 8 – Food Safety Culture From February 2020 …
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DQS Compact: Step by Step to More Information Security

Information security is a very important subject, but it can be intimidating for some people and organizations. With this issue, we start a new series designed to take the reader on an easy journey, Step by Step to More Information Security. Starting with the relevant chapters of ISO 9001:2015, our experts share with you the details that can be used …
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Quality Culture in China and Germany: the Sino-German Quality Forum

DQS shareholder DGQ, the German Association for Quality, and the Shanghai Association for Quality (SAQ) set out to address some burning questions, such as: what unites Germany and China in our Quality Culture, and what separates us? How does cultivating quality influence an organization’s management and products, and what contribution does the quality …
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VALIDATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE: ASSURANCE WHERE YOU NEED IT

While the debate on a human rights due diligence law in Germany is still ongoing, many other countries have already introduced legally binding measures. We strongly recommend companies to take swift action in order to ensure compliance with human rights legislation and expectations. California has its Transparency in Supply Chains Act, the UK and Australia …
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VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION: WHY THE NEW STANDARD ISO/IEC 17029 MATTERS

Tony’s Chocolonely claims its chocolate is 100 % slave free. DHL aims for zero emissions by 2050. Bosch plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is the world’s most water-efficient brewer. As a consumer, investor or business partner, how do you know these claims are correct and realistic? The new ISO/IEC 17029 provides …
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#STANDARDQUESTIONS – INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF STANDARDS

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of welcoming Christine Flöter to the DQS family. In her new role, Christine manages all DQS services related to the IFS and BRCGS standards. With more than 20 years of experience in the area of food safety standards, she has a wealth of expertise. We took the opportunity to ask her some questions about the future …
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