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IFS AUDITS DURING THE CORONA CRISIS

“If audits cannot be conducted within the specified timeframe, the certificate will expire. An extension of the certificate without an audit is not possible.” The official position of IFS in times of Corona may sound tough at first: neither postponement nor remote audits are accepted. However, don’t worry – there are alternatives. Below you …
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Transitional period extended for ISO 45001 and ISO 50001

In view of the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on the performance of on-site audits, IAF has extended the transition periods for all recently revised ISO management system standards by six months. The modified transition periods concern, among others, the ISO standards ISO 45001:2018 for occupational safety and health (OHSAS) and ISO 50001:2018 for energy …
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DQS REMOTE: ASSURANCE ANYTIME, ANYPLACE

Is a remote audit simply an audit via video conference? It shouldn’t be! That is why we have launched DQS Remote – a suite of solutions that combines the rigor of on-site audits with the flexibility of online assurance. Whether you choose a simple online gap assessment or our Enhanced Remote Audit protocol, rest assured that it is built upon our …
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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: CERTIFICATION WITH ISCC PLUS

Slowly but surely, society is becoming aware that there is no going back in terms of sustainability. After all, the consequences of our throw-away mentality end up again with us in the form of environmental pollution, climate change and resource scarcity. Companies are increasingly looking for ways to deal with these existential challenges. The magic …
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FSSC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – FOOD SAFETY IN SMES

Implementing GFSI-recognized food safety standards can be challenging. Small and medium-sized companies in particular can find it difficult to meet the high requirements in the initial phase. The FSSC Development Program, designed to help companies overcome this challenge, will be launched on July 1 2020. It replaces the FSSC 22000 Global Markets Program. …
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EU-LEGISLATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE UNDERWAY? NEW REPORT SUGGESTS IT IS

No, we do not recommend reading the new Study of the European Commission: the document contains a whopping 572 pages. At the same time, we would not want you to ignore it – the report is yet another signal that businesses will soon be legally required to comply with human rights due diligence requirements. Luckily, we have reviewed the study for you. …
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DQS Compact featuring Remote Audits and more

Welcome to this year’s first edition of DQS Compact, where our editiorial team has once again collected stories from various DQS offices, standards and customers the world over. Because Remote Audits are on the top of everybody’s lists now, we start this issue with some up-to-date information you can share with all your (potential) customers, …
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Notice of Counterfeit Certificates (ISO 13485 & GMP)

DQS Certification (M) Sdn. Bhd. (DQS MYS) recently receive SEVEN enquiry about the validity of certificate and has become aware of SIX counterfeit certificates in the marketplace which illegal use by “unknown” parties to support their product selling.  We have attempted to investigate the origin of the certificates, but our investigation has been …
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DQS CFS CERTIFICATION (M) SDN. BHD. (DQS CFS) COVID-19 HYGIENE CONTROL STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURE FOR ON-SITE AUDITS Version: 3 (16th of June 2020) – Customer Copy

As part of DQS CFS commitment on promoting a safer management system certification audit interaction for our auditors, their family / household members and our customers in the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, this procedure is established to outline DQS CFS Covid-19 Hygiene Control Standard Operation Procedure For On-Site Audits by DQS CFS auditors. …
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DQS CERTIFICATION (M) SDN. BHD. (DQS MYS) COVID-19 HYGIENE CONTROL STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURE FOR ON-SITE AUDITS – Version: 4 (24th of June 2020)

As part of DQS MYS commitment on promoting a safer management system certification audit interaction for our auditors, their family / household members and our customers in the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, this procedure is established to outline DQS MYS Covid-19 Hygiene Control Standard Operation Procedure For On-Site Audits by DQS MYS auditors. …