Have your water efficiency management systems certified by DQS
Cost savings through efficient water management
Improves the water balance sheet
Optimize your company's image
More accurate data for sustainability reporting
Structure and contents
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 quote, 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 gap assessment 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 (stage 1 audit) and the evaluation of your documentation, objectives, results of your management review and internal audits. During this process, we determine whether your water efficiency management system is sufficiently developed and ready for certification.
In the next step (stage 2 system audit), your on-site auditor assesses the effectiveness of all management processes. In a final meeting, your auditor will provide you with a detailed presentation of the results and possible improvement potential for your company. If necessary, action plans will be 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 requirements of ISO 46001 are met, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate.
To ensure that your company continues to meet all the important criteria of the standard 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 expiration to ensure continued compliance with the applicable standard requirements. Upon fulfillment, a new certificate is issued.