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What is IQNet SR 10?
IQNet SR 10 requires compliance with seven basic principles that characterize a socially responsible management system: Accountability, Transparency, Ethical Conduct, Respect for Stakeholder Interests, Respect for the Rule of Law, Respect for Internationally Valid Codes of Conduct, and Respect for Human Rights.
Why do I need a social responsibility management system?
Why does certification according to IQNet SR 10 make sense?
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What is the IQNet SR 10 certification process?
Once all requirements of IQ Net SR 10 have been implemented, you can have your management system certified. In doing so, you will go through a multi-stage certification process at DQS. If a certified management system already exists in the company, the process can be shortened.
In the first step, you discuss your company, your management system and the goals of certification with us. On this basis, you will promptly receive a detailed and transparent offer, tailored to your individual needs.
Especially for larger certification projects, a planning meeting is a valuable opportunity to get to know your auditor as well as to develop an individual audit program for all involved areas and sites.
A pre-audit also offers the opportunity to identify potential for improvement as well as strengths of your management system in advance. Both services are optional.
The certification audit starts with a system analysis (audit stage 1) and an evaluation of your documentation, objectives, and the results of your management review and internal audits. In this process, we determine whether your management system is sufficiently developed and ready for certification.
In the subsequent system audit (audit stage 2), your auditor assesses the effectiveness of all management processes on site. In a final discussion, your auditor will provide you with a detailed presentation of the results and possible improvement potential for your company. If necessary, action plans are agreed upon.
After the certification audit, the results are evaluated by the independent certification board of DQS. You will receive an audit report documenting the audit results. If all standard requirements are met, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate.
To ensure that your company continues to meet all important requirements of IQNet SR 10 after the certification audit, we conduct surveillance audits on an annual basis. This provides competent support for the continuous improvement of your management system and business processes.
The certificate is valid for a maximum of three years. Recertification is carried out in good time before expiry to ensure continued compliance with the applicable standard requirements. Upon fulfillment, a new certificate will be issued.