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COVID-19 “Coronavirus”: How we support our customers

As of today, the Coronavirus continues to spread globally. DQS is observing the developments very closely. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our customers, employees and auditors and the communities we operate and live in while giving everyone the information to make the necessary decisions. We are in close contact with our accreditations …
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PREVENTING PRODUCT FRAUD WITH THE IFS PRODUCT INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT (PIA)

In recent years, we have seen a growing awareness of the risk of product fraud. Particularly in the consumer goods industry, it is of paramount importance to review products and raw materials along the supply chain. The Product Integrity Assessment, launched by IFS, is a tool to help companies protect the integrity and authenticity of their products. …
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TAXONOMY: EU-WIDE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

How exactly do you define sustainable economic activity? This is still a tricky question. However, a common language is the basis for effective and target-oriented action. For this reason, the news from December 18, 2019 is a milestone for the future of our planet: The European Commission has welcomed the world’s first-ever “green list” – a …
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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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