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2020 Quarter 1 Impact

The 2020 Quarter 1 Impact newsletter includes information on updates to standards and industry news. This issue contains articles on: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.’s commitment to sustainability Growth at GW Plastics ISO/IEC 27701      Source: DQS Inc website (https://dqsus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020Q1Impact.pdf). For more information, …
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Auditor Exchange 2020

DQS Certification (M) Sdn. Bhd. (DQS) believes that learning is a lifelong process and is genuinely interested in helping all stakeholders develop knowledge. One of the official platform of DQS is to organize and facilitate an annual auditor exchange for all the auditors of our team. …
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HUMAN RIGHTS & ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE: KEY ROLE FOR AUDITS

According to a study ordered by the European Commission, audits continue to be one of the preferred instruments for human rights and environmental due diligence. The study, published in February 2020, also reveals that currently only one third of all businesses have effective due diligence processes relating to environmental and human rights impacts. …
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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 …