About us

Cross-industry expertise

SQS means: Comprehensive and independent services for the assessment and certification of corporate quality.

Market leader with years of experience

The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) is Switzerland's leading organisation for certification and assessment services. It was founded in 1983 as one of the world's first companies in this industry. Today, SQS operates internationally and has over 150 permanent employees in Switzerland, France and Italy and more than 250 freelancers around the world.

Neutral, independent, credible

Constituted as a Swiss association, SQS is a neutral and independent not for profit-organisation, which is guided by the values of credibility, honesty and incorruptibility. Its already has 62 members from Swiss business associations and federal agencies that support the concept of high-quality certification procedures. New members are welcome. SQS certificates are recognised worldwide and are synonymous with high quality. This is guaranteed through accreditation by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS), membership of the IQNet international certification network and various cooperation agreements and arrangements with recognised partners.

Everything from one source

With more than 100 salaried auditors and a market share of around 70 percent in Switzerland, SQS expertise covers all industrial and service sectors. Cross-industry expertise creates interesting possible combinations, added value and synergies, especially for international companies.

For businesses of all sizes

The broad experience of the SQS auditors guarantees that audit and certification services are tailored exactly to suit the needs of businesses of all sizes and in all industries. We also support our customers with hands-on training in the quest for quality and sustainable success.