TfS audit as proof of your CSR activities
Secure market access as a supplier to the chemical industry
Mutual recognition of the audit results of all members
Neutral recording and evaluation of your sustainability activities
Systematic further development of your sustainability performance
Together for Sustainability - What is it?
Any company in the chemical industry can become a member of the TfS initiative. As a supplier to a TfS member company, you can be asked by the company to participate in an online self-disclosure via the EcoVadis platform and/or in a TfS audit according to a catalog of requirements developed specifically for suppliers to the chemical industry.
The procedure is based on a checklist or audit format with a total of 120 requirements. The focus is on process safety and occupational health and safety. The audits are carried out exclusively by TfS-accredited certifiers such as DQS.
Why does Together for Sustainability (TfS) make sense for your company?
To be eligible to bid, the potential supplier must be listed with TfS and have a Supplier ID.
What is the process of a TfS audit?
As a supplier of a TfS member company, you may be invited by the company to participate in an online self-disclosure via the EcoVadis platform and/or in a TfS audit by an accredited certifier.
In the next step, you will exchange information with us as your certifier about the requirements of a TfS certification. Based on these discussions, you will receive an individual quote tailored to the needs of your company.
Prior to the audit, the potential supplier must receive a supplier ID from his customer and TfS member and agree in writing to the audit results being passed on to the TFS members. In the TFS audit, your on-site DQS auditor evaluates the implementation of the requirements based on the TFS checklist. The audit result may also result in a Corrective Action Plan. Major nonconformities must be tracked. The requirements catalog covers the topics of management processes, environment, occupational health and safety, employee and human rights, and governance.
The audit results are then uploaded to the TfS OASIS platform and are valid for a maximum of three years. With your approval, the audit result is made available to all TfS members. The audit result is recognized by all TfS members. This process prevents another TfS audit within the valid period by another TfS member.
What does a TfS audit cost?
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