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Impact – 2021 Quarter 1

The 2021 Quarter 1 issue of Impact includes industry articles on topics such as DQS Cyber Security Inc. Phoenix Lighting Assisting with Pandemic Efforts SQF and FSSC Version Updates DQS Inc. Multi-site certificates MEP National Supplier Scouting      Source: DQS Inc website (https://dqsus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021-Q1-Impact-1.pdf). …
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WORKING SAFELY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ISO 45005:2020

COVID-19 in the workplace: this topic has caused quite a stir, headlines and scandals in the last year. For lack of international standards, companies had to decide individually how to protect their employees during the pandemic. Since December 2020, companies can finally rely on a new international guidance document: ISO 45005 provides universally …
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DQS IS NOW AN APPROVED CERTIFICATION BODY FOR ICOMPLIANCE

DQS is one of the leading certification bodies that support iCompliance. As of March 2020, the DQS Group has been performing and will continue to perform audits within the iCompliance program. The iCompliance initiative leverages a harmonized set of quality management standards to ensure compliance within the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry supply …
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IFS RECERTIFICATION – WHAT TO DO IF AN ON-SITE AUDIT CAN‘T TAKE PLACE?

An IFS certificate is valid for a maximum of 12 months. In order to receive a new certificate before it expires, an on-site audit must take place. However, in times of COVID-19, such an audit is not always possible. So what are the alternatives? “This certified company can produce a safe product according to customer specifications” – this is …
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Information security with ISO 27001 and DQS

In times when data and information are traded like rare commodities, their protection is indispensable. An optimal basis for the effective implementation of an integrated security strategy is a well-structured Information Security Management System (ISMS) according to the ISO 27001 standard, an internationally recognized standard for information security …
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FOOD SAFETY CULTURE: NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AT EU LEVEL

The implementation of a food safety culture effectively reduces a company’s vulnerability to food fraud. This awareness is gaining ground, even at the highest political level. The EU Commission has now revised Regulation 852, one of legal pillars for food safety in the EU. A draft version of the general requirements for a food safety culture has now …
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REMOTE SOCIAL AUDITS WITH THE SEDEX VIRTUAL ASSESSMENT

Travel restrictions and the risk of COVID-19 infection have had a significant impact on social auditing: most audits have been postponed or cancelled. This is unfortunate, as it is exactly in times of crisis that worker’s rights are challenged the most. With the Sedex Virtual Assessment, we now have an alternative to the traditional on-site social …
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2020 Quarter 4 Impact

The 2020 Quarter 4 issue of Impact includes industry articles on topics such as OHSAS Enforcement Discretion During the Pandemic SQFI Recent Highlights Virtual 20 Year Celebration      Source: DQS Inc website (https://dqsus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-Q4-Impact.pdf). For more information, please send an email to info@dqs.com.my.
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Final issue of DQS Compact 2020 – and more!

Please welcome the third and final edition of DQS Compact 2020, along with a COMPACT SPECIAL about how the Guiding Principles of the UN Global Compact can help you pave your way to an inclusive and sustained global economy. With the advent of the European Supply Chain Law, compliance with human rights and environmental standards will no longer be …
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MANDATORY UNANNOUNCED AUDITS FOR BRCGS AND IFS

Earlier this year, the Global Food Safety Initiative published Version 2020 of its benchmarking requirements. The consequences are significant: unannounced audits will become mandatory for all GFSI-benchmarked certification schemes. This includes, but is not limited to, leading schemes such as IFS, BRCGS and FSSC 22000. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), …