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, customers, financial institutions 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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Scope in ISO 14001 - What does the standard require?

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Improving environmental performance - What does the standard require?

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Remote audit - Prerequisites, opportunities and limitations

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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Significant Energy Use (SEU): An important lever for successful energy management

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Energy management - Are you obligated?

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Energy management system according to ISO 50001

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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CO2 neutrality: How to achieve it

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Introducing Climate Management: An example from Germany

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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 management - systemically sustainable

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CSR - Sustainability in the supply chain

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ISO 28000 ,ISO 28000 CERTIFICATION
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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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ESRS Training: Awareness and Practitioner Courses – Fit for CSRD

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Sustainability Reporting Third-Party Assurance

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CSRD - Which companies are affected and starting when? Thresholds and timetable

Sustainable procurement

Procurement is the most important lever for many companies to reduce their impact on people and the environment. Various studies have shown that risks relating to human rights and the environment are particularly pronounced in the first stages of the value chain, such as in raw materials extraction. Various industry initiatives also enable small and medium-sized companies to exert influence and mitigate risks.

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SMETA 6.0: Sedex updates their social audit concept

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BRCGS ETHICAL TRADE, BRC ETHICAL TRADE
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Introducing: The new BRCGS Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Standard

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SMETA REMOTE AUDIT, SEDEX VIRTUAL ASSESSMENT
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The SMETA Remote Audit: Sedex Virtual Assessment

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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OHS management system according to ISO 45001

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

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Occupational safety needs communication - Important questions and answers

Compliance & Due Diligence

Compliance audits play an essential role within 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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ISO 37001 CERTIFICATION ISO 37001
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Anti-corruption: Vivo Energy receives first ISO 37001 certificate

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Anti-corruption: Eight good reasons for ISO 37001 certification

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RISK MANAGEMENT, ISO 310012018
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Make risk management easy with the revised ISO 31001:2018

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.