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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Environmental Management System - The Ultimate Guide

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Risks and opportunities in ISO 14001 - What does the standard require?

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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?

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CERTIFICATION ISCC PLUS, ISCC PLUS
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"Minimum quota of recycled plastic" from 2025 - What does this mean for the industry?

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CERTIFICATION ISCC PLUS, ISCC PLUS
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Circular economy: Certification with ISCC Plus

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ISO 46001 ZERTIFIZIERUNG, WASSEREFFIZIENZ-MANAGEMENTSYSTEME
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ISO 46001 Certification for Water Efficiency Management Systems

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS ISCC PLUS
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From renewable raw material to sustainable product: ISCC Plus for food, feed, packaging and chemicals.

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Improving environmental performance - What does the standard require?

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Scope 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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Understanding and assessing the risks and consequences of climate change - ISO 14091

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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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Sustainable supply chain management with supplier audits

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Human rights: Extended reports, more due diligence

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LKSG SUPPLY CHAIN DUE DILIGENCE ACT
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Supply chain due diligence act (German LkSG) passed - what companies should consider

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HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE SOCIAL AUDIT
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Implementing human rights due diligence: What role do social audits play?

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APSCA auditor competence
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Auditor competence in social audits - What APSCA can mean for you

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National Action Plan (NAP), MANDATORY HUMAN RIGHTS
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Supply Chain Act & Human Rights Due Diligence: What's next?

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SOCIAL AUDIT SOCIAL AUDIT SUPPLIERS
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Social audits: How to alleviate the burden on your suppliers

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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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Verification and validation: Why the new ISO/IEC 17029 standard is so important

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NORM ISO 22301, ISO 22301
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Revision of the ISO 22301 standard: What changes are coming?

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GRI STANDARD GRI Reporting
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Revision of the universal GRI standards: An overview of the most important changes and your impact

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AA1000 ACCOUNTABILITY PRINCIPLES STANDARDS, AA1000AP2018
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Sustainability: Major update to the AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard.

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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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WASTE STANDARD, GRI 306
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Waste as an opportunity - GRI publishes the 306: Waste Standard

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GRI PILOT PROJECT, Global Reporting Initiative
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GRI pilot project: The first sector-specific standard for agriculture, fisheries, and aquaculture

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CLIMATE BONDS STANDARD, CLIMATE BONDS
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The Climate Bonds Standard continues to evolve

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CSR REPORTING REQUIREMENT CSR
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CSR reporting obligation: European Commission guidelines published

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TAXONOMY European taxonomy
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Taxonomy - European Classification System for Sustainable Management

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EU REPORTING OBLIGATION CSR REPORTING OBLIGATION
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The EU reporting obligation is being reinforced

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GREEN BOND STANDARD,  EU GREEN BOND STANDARD
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How the EU wants to finance climate protection - The EU Green Bond Standard

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

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TAXONOMY European taxonomy
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The EU taxonomy: What does it mean for companies?

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EUROPÄISCHE LIEFERKETTENGESETZ, LIEFERKETTENSORGFALTSPFLICHTENGESETZ
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The European Supply Chain Act: Comparison to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

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AA1000 ACCOUNTABILITY PRINCIPLES STANDARDS, AA1000AP2018
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Verification of the Symrise Sustainability Report 2021 successfully completed

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

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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 6.0, Sozialaudit
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SMETA 6.0: Sedex updates their social audit concept

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

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

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ISO 37001 CERTIFICATION ISO 37001
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Anti-corruption: Eight good reasons for ISO 37001 certification

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ISO 37001 CERTIFICATION ISO 37001
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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.

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Corporate Social Responsibility - Evidenced by a Certificate