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For our customers and for DQS, quality is the key to sustainable business success. 

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Only systematic environmental protection can create a balance.

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Manufacturers, OEM suppliers, IATF, VDA – if this is your industry, we have the certification services you need.

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Food and Hygiene safety systems provide a first-line defense for consumer safety.

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Workplace Safety

Taking good care of your employees is one of the essential goals. 

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IT and Service Management

 Find out what DQS has to offer for your business.

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Social Responsibility

Securing basic human rights benefits your business, if you know which standards to apply. 

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Medical Devices

DQS offers a variety of services in the field of medical devices approval. 

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Animal Feed

Because safety and quality of animal feed is the first stage for consumer safety.

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Aerospace

If your value stream needs wings to fly, a certification to the 9100 series by DQS will get it in the air. 

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Risk Management

Risk is the effect of uncertainty on the achievement of objectives. 

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: CLIMATE BONDS STANDARD VERSION 3.0 IS COMING

A new version of the Climate Bonds Standard will be launched in September 2019. The release of issue 3.0 is part of an ongoing development programme to support the use of climate bonds as an instrument in the transition to a more climate-friendly economy. In this article, we will explain which requirements will be subject to change and what the intentions behind the revision are.

The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in a low-carbon economy. The certification scheme, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement, provides assurance to investors that the projects associated with the certified bond contribute to keeping global warming below 2 degrees. For an introduction to the Climate Bonds Initiative please click here.

What is going to change in Version 3.0?

The revision is part of a wider Climate Bonds Initiative’s development programme that will affect the whole organisation. Version 3.0 extends the reach of underlying sector Criteria to three additional sectors: water infrastructure, forests and land conservation. Further Eligibility Criteria are being prepared covering bioenergy, hydro power, waste management, power grids, agriculture, energy efficient devices and industrial assets. The revision shall strengthen overarching Adaptation and Resilience (A&R) factors and update the core Climate Bonds green Taxonomy. The next iteration of the Taxonomy is planned for release in Q3.

Climate Bonds Certification under Standard V3 will give both issuers and investors assurance that a green debt product meets regulatory requirements for major global jurisdictions. Standard V3 will be compatible with the newly proposed EU Green Bond Standard (GBS), EU Taxonomy and the Green Bond Principles (GBP) as well as the latest market developments including guidelines adopted by India, ASEAN and Japan.

Here you can access the draft version. All the changes are marked in the document.

DQS – Your Partner for Certification

DQS is your partner for Climate Bonds certification. We schedule the verification without hassle, rely exclusively on experienced auditors, create added value with intelligent audit reports and guide you through the entire certification process. DQS has been approved to conduct Climate Bonds verification across the globe. Our certificate of approval is available for download here.

Further information

Click here to receive further information regarding the Climate Bonds Certification and the Certification Process. Contact us if you have any questions and register for our newsletter to receive regular updates on certification and standards.

Source: DQS CFS website (https://www.dqs-holding.com/en/media/news/quality-in-logistics-trained-by-tapa-certified-by-dqs/).

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WHAT’S NEW IN FOOD SAFETY THIS MONTH?

Food safety culture is the new buzzword in the industry; starting with BRCGS Food Version 8 coming up in February 2020, we expect to see more demand for the “shared values, beliefs and norms that affect mindset and behaviour toward food safety in, across and throughout an organization”, as the Global Food Safety Initiative*s (GFSI) technical working group defines it. To help organizations identify and develop their own food safety culture, GFSI has published a position paper regarding food safety culture that deals with three main topics:

  • The essential role of executives within an organization (a point that also plays a significant role in the revision of ISO 9001: 2015)
  • Factors such as communication, education, cooperation and personal responsibility
  • Skills such as adaptability or risk awareness to translate food safety practices from theory to practice

Here you can access the summary of the position paper. The full GFSI document “A Culture of Food Safety” is available for download here.

On August 1 BRCGS launched the Global Standard for Packaging Materials Issue 6 – and it is not just the name that was subject to a change. The new BRCGS Packaging Materials – Issue 6 includes six major changes: two key changes concerning the protocol and four key changes regarding the requirements of the former Packaging and Packaging materials – Issue 5 certification.

Changes to the Protocol:
1. Removing the second hygiene category
2. Removing second/split unannounced audit option

Changes to the Requirements:
1. Corrective and preventive action: fundamental clause
2. Emphasis on product quality
3. Product safety and quality culture
4. Pellet, flake and powder control in the plastic industry

After publication of the new version, on August 1, 2019, there is a transition period of six months. The use of Issue 6 is compulsory for all certification audits taking place from February 2020 onwards. Here you can read more about the changes and download the new standard.

Introducing the new BRCGS Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Standard
In the consumer goods industry, BRCGS Global Standards is widely recognized as one of the leading certification scheme owners for product quality and safety. With the new Global Standard for Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing, BRCGS is taking its experience with scheme management into the area of responsible sourcing. In this article, we provide an overview of what to expect from the new scheme.

In other food safety news: FSSC 22000 Version 5 – Main Changes

On June 3, FSSC 22000 published Version 5 of its certification scheme. One big reason for the revision is the publication of the standard ISO 22000: 2018 last summer, which is used as a basis for the GFSI benchmarked certification scheme. The new version includes mainly structural changes that we will present in this article.

Originally published in the current DQS CFS Newsletter

Source: DQS Holding website (https://www.dqs-holding.com/en/media/news/whats-new-in-food-safety-this-month/).

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DQS Customer Journal No. 86 III/2019

DQS Compact: Are you safe enough?

Welcome to this year’s third edition of DQS Compact, where our editiorial team has once again collected stories from various DQS offices, standards and customers the world over.

We start this issue with TISAX and why (not only) the automotive industry is so excited about it, followed by the third installment of our series about ISO 45001 and the importance of worker participation and consultation for Occupational Health and Safety. 

On the subject of Logistics, you can read here about TAPA and why UPS thinks having their GDP certified by DQS was a good idea, while two DQS auditors share with us their insights on thedigitalization of quality management, and we share in the pride of TDK and DQS Inc. about their certification celebration.

Rounding this off are some certificate presentations by DQS Malaysia to Aerospace customers. Enjoy the happy faces that stand for customers who are very satisfied with the services our international offices and auditors deliver!

If you want to continue to read about the latest developments in the world of standards, and what’s new at DQS Group, please visit our social media channels.

DQS do Brasil – 25 years of sustainable success

In August 1994, DQS took the first step towards its internationalization: after a visit of DQS´ Managing Director Joachim Pärsch to São Paulo and his recommendation to their shareholders for the founding of a company of their own in Brazil, Michael Drechsel was hired to open and manage the first DQS subsidiary outside of Germany.

 

São Paulo was a natural starting point for the international expansion of the DQS activities because, at that time, the city had the biggest concentration of German companies outside of Germany, many of them with headquarters already certified by DQS.

 

After registration of the company and renting of office space, the activities started immediately with a small team, composed of only three employees and two external auditors. The first employee was Ms. Dezée Mineiro, a Brazilian sales expert, who also celebrates 25 years at DQS this year. She has been the Managing Director of DQS do Brasil for many years now.

 

From the beginning, it was clear for the local management that the business in Brazil should be self-sufficient and all cost should be covered by the income generated in Brazil. Michael Drechsel still remembers the first months: “every last day of a month I had to check the bank account and sometimes I had to delay my own salary in order to assure the timely payment of the employees”.

 

Fortunately, the situation improved soon and at the end of the year 1994, the newly established company counted nearly 50 clients already. While the first clients were subsidiaries of German industry groups like BASF, Hoechst, Westfalia and Alfred Teves, a partnership with a local certification body and local accreditations of their own soon facilitated access to local companies, as well.

 

 

DQS do Brasil quickly became a strong player in the disputed Brazilian certification market and was pioneer in many areas: in 1995, DQS do Brasil granted the first ISO 9001 certificate to a Brazilian Bank and in 1996, DQS do Brazil was the first Brazilian certification body to receive the accreditation for QS-9000. Many reputable national and international companies have been certified by DQS do Brasil, which soon counted such famous names like Volkswagen, Ford, Bosch, Bayer, Yamaha and Gillette in its client portfolio.

Other important milestones in the history of DQS were the opening of the first representative office in the city of Recife-PE in the Brazilian Northeast, run by Julio Gehring, in 1999 and the acquisition of their own office space in the year 2001.

In January 2004, a new period for DQS do Brasil began: after Michael Drechsel moved to Germany and became Managing Director of DQS GmbH, Dezée Mineiro took over the responsibility for DQS do Brasil as the new Managing Director.

Since that time, Dezée has been running the company with a local team of approximately 20 employees in the office and 60 external auditors. With a lot of dedication, technical knowledge and a strong customer focus she managed to lead DQS do Brazil successfully even during the very difficult political and economic crisis that hit the country in the course of the last years. DQS do Brasil is also responsible for the activities of DQS in Peru, and established a subsidiary of their own in the neighboring country of Argentina in 2008.

Feliz Aniversário – DQS do Brasil – happy Birthday!

Information and photos provided by Michael Drechsel and DQS Brazil

Source: DQS Holding website (https://www.dqs-holding.com/en/media/news/dqs-do-brasil-25-years-of-sustainable-success/). For more information, please send email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Quality in logistics – trained by TAPA, certified by DQS

Transportation, warehousing and distribution – safe and certified.

Reliable drivers, controlled temperatures, and the safety of transports and IT systems are some of the major concerns among logistics service providers these days. In the age of “one-click” purchases, markets have become more transparent, while supplier relationships have grown more distant. To offset this lack of personal control, the industry has developed several standards and quality seals to demonstrate quality, reliability and trustworthiness.

Recently, DQS Group partnered with TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) to qualify auditors and experts from many countries and several organizations for both TAPA FSR (Facility Security Requirements) and TAPA TSR (Trucking Security Requirements). Following an earlier training in Germany in March this year, it was now DQS Hellas’ turn to host two training sessions for another 25 future TAPA authorized auditors from a number of organizations in the logistics and security industry. Special thanks go to DQS Hellas and the two TAPA trainers Dr. Panayiotis Laimos and Ms. Chrysanthi Laimou for their excellent training, and congratulations to all participants!

DQS is part of the limited number of certified bodies permitted to pursue audits and certification according to the TAPA standards in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa). Since the beginning of this training project, DQS has successfully tripled the number of qualified TAPA auditors on the official TAPA website. With this and many other new qualifications, DQS continues to expand our competence in the logistics sector.

From TAPA to GDP, from ISO 28000 to IFS Logistics and beyond to custom-tailored GC assessments, DQS Group offers a variety of services for organizations with their own logistics departments, forwarders and warehouses. Read more about our services here or contact one of our offices near you.

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