Accreditation

SQS stands for quality

SQS is not only a certification company – it offers quality.

SQS certificates are recognized worldwide and stand for strict guidelines and independent auditing and certification work. The accreditation is guaranteed  by the Swiss Accreditation Service SAS as well as numerous other accreditations, approvals and partnerships.

Accreditation under the IAF (International Accreditation Forum)

Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS)

The SQS is accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Service and other private accreditation agencies for the following:

Accreditation standards: ISO/IEC 17021

Approved standards

AQAP 2110 Certification in accordance with NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design,
Development and Production
BRC Consumer
Products
Global Standard for Consumer Products
BRC Food Global Standard for Food Safety
BRC IoP Global Standard Packaging and packaging materials
DIN EN 15593 Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs   
DPCO Certification of data protection management systems pursuant to Swiss data
protection legislation
ECM Certification system for entities in charge of the maintenance of freight wagons
(ECM) according to MoU ECM
ECM Certification system for entities in charge of the maintenance of freight wagons
(ECM) according to EU Regulation 445/2011
eduQua Continuing education
EN 9100 Requirements for organisations in aviation, aerospace and defence
EN 9120 Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Distributors
FAMI-QS Standard for feed additives
FSSC 22000 Certification of food safety management systems - requirements for companies
throughout the food chain
FSSC 22000 Packaging Certification of manufacturers of food packaging and food packaging
materials based on the FSSC 22000 Packaging
Good Medical Practice® Quality management system certification tailored to the needs
of medical practices
GTP Coceral Certification according to the requirements criteria of the European Code of
Good Practice for Food and Feed
IFS Standard for auditing quality and food safety of food products
ISO 3834 Welding quality requirements
ISO 9001 Quality Management
ISO 13485 Medical device manufacturers
ISO 14001 Environmental Management
ISO 15378 Primary packaging for medical products
ISO 22000 Food safety
ISO 29990 Learning services for non-formal education and training
ISO 50001 Certification of energy management systems
ISO/IEC 27001 Certification of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
ISO/IEC 20000-1 IT Service Management
OHSAS 18001 Occupational health and safety
PEFC Certification of wood and paper processing companies
QuaTheDA Certification of addiction support institutions
RQS Reference system Quality for Hospital Pharmacies
SR 819.13 Security for elevators
SR 819.121 Pressure Equipment Ordinance
SVOAM Certification of quality management systems and support processes
for the promotion of integration
97/23 EG Directive for pressure equipment

Accredia (Italy)

  • RT 05
    Quality Management System 9001 for the construction scope 28 in Italy
  • ISO 50001
    Certification of energy management systems

Other accreditations

  • IATF
    The SQS is accredited by the Association of the Automotive Industry VDA:
    Approval no. 2 - IAO-QMC 01014 - ISO / TS 16949:2009
  • FSC
    SQS is accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council A.C. for the FSC:
    Registration no. FSC-ACC-013
  • UNFCCC
    The SQS is accredited by UNFCCC for validation and verification of JI projects:
    Registration no. E-0013

In addition, we are an approved inspection body of the FOEN/SWOE for climate protection projects in Switzerland.

Notified bodies for audit in the mandatory area

SQS is recognized as a notified body in the field of medical devices for the EC Directives 93/42/EEC and 98/79/EEC (accreditation no. SCESm 001; CE 1250); list of the notified bodies as well as in the specific field of pressure equipments with the CE Directive 97/23/EC and the Ordinance SR 819.121 (Accreditation numbers SCESm 001 and SCESp 049; CE 1250).

Other approvals

Approval as audit and certification body

Approval based on partnerships

  • All food labels in collaboration with bio inspecta
  • DQS for IRIS
  • DQS Medizinprodukte GmbH for CMDCAS
  • IQNet for SA8000, Business Social Compliance (BSCI) in Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany
  • IQNet for IQNet SR10, Certification of Social Responsibility Management Systems