Sustainability pays off - it's as simple as that. For those who still have doubts about this, we recommend reading the meta-study From the Stockholder to the Stakeholder(2015): 88% of the scientific analyses show that companies with robust sustainability management can, on average, deliver better operational and financial results than others.

Those who see sustainability as an opportunity will find DQS to be the right sparring partner for transformation. With robust audits, we enable transparency, underpin confidence in your organization and create a foundation for informed decision-making - for management, investors, buyers, lenders and other stakeholders.

Environmental management

From the extraction and purchase of raw materials to the finished product: Our environmental assessment portfolio covers the entire value chain. We always keep an eye on your environmental management system.

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Environmental Management System - The Ultimate Guide

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Environmental aspects - What does the standard require?

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Binding obligations in ISO 14001 - What does the standard require?

Energy management

Increasing energy efficiency, reducing energy costs and saving taxes at the same time - this is possible with an energy management system.

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SDG and ISO 50001: Achieving sustainability goals

Climate Management

To curb climate change, a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is imperative. For a reliable data basis, international standards for the quantification and verification of greenhouse gases are indispensable.

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GHG inventory determination using ISO 14064-1

Social audits in the supply chain

Against a backdrop of increasing regulation, supplier assessment is gaining in importance. Companies have an obligation to identify, prevent, and correct actual and potential human rights impacts of their operations. When it comes to ensuring safe and fair working conditions, no measure is better than an on-site audit.

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Supplier evaluation under sustainability aspects - the six most important questions

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Human rights: Extended reports, more due diligence

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LKSG, LIEFERKETTENSORGFALTSPFLICHTENGESETZ
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Supply chain due diligence act (German LkSG) passed - what companies should consider

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MENSCHENRECHTLICHE SORGFALTSPFLICHT, SOZIALAUDIT
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Implementing human rights due diligence: What role do social audits play?

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APSCA, Auditorenkompetenz
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Auditor competence in social audits - What APSCA could mean for you

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ISO 28000 ,ISO 28000 ZERTIFIZIERUNG
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ISO 28000 certification - A case study for more security in the supply chain

Sustainability reporting & ESG indicators

Whether sustainability reporting adds significant value to your business depends primarily on the credibility and relevance of your report. For investors, lenders and business connections, independent verification by DQS is evidence of the resilience of sustainability reporting.

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GRI SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING STANDARDS, Global Reporting Initiative
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New: GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards - Overview of the main changes

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Taxonomy - European Classification System for Sustainable Management

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EU-BERICHTSPFLICHT, CSR-BERICHTSPFLICHT
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The EU reporting obligation is being reinforced

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How the EU wants to finance climate protection - The EU Green Bond Standard

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CSR reporting obligation: How supervisory boards can comply with their "obligation to review"

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The European Supply Chain Act: Comparison to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

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Verification of the Symrise Sustainability Report 2021 successfully completed

Occupational Health & Safety

When you manage a company, you act responsibly for your employees. Their physical and mental health is also the basis of your company's success. After all, only healthy and satisfied employees can remain motivated and effective in the face of increasing workloads.

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Implementing ISO 45001 successfully

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Occupational health & safety and compliance: closing the gaps

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ISO 45005 - new guidance for occupational health and safety during Covid-19

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OHS management system according to ISO 45001

Workshop

ISO 45001:2018 COMBO VILT TRAINING COURSE (South Africa)

May 09 , 2022 All day
Virtual Instructor Lead (VILT) - Online | English

Compliance & Due Diligence

Compliance audits play an essential role in a comprehensive risk management approach. Engaging an independent expert will help you structure your compliance management systematically and close any gaps. The credibility of audit results largely depends on the integrity and experience of the certification body - this makes DQS the right choice.

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Anti-corruption: Vivo Energy receives first ISO 37001 certificate

Sustainability Certification

Making sustainability verifiable and resilient: That's what independent certification is all about. At DQS, we focus on the standards that actually make a difference - for your company, the environment, and for society.