Industry offers

Quality in industry

SQS assesses and certifies quality standards in many sectors of industry.

Compliance with quality standards, general standards and statutory requirements throughout the value chain is critical to the sustainable success of industrial manufacturing processes. With over one hundred auditors, SQS has the expertise to cover all industry sectors and offers tailor-made auditing and certification services in all regions and in several languages. Cooperation and networking with partners at home and abroad ensure both comprehensive, international knowledge transfer and global process capability for the benefit of customers.

Management systems

The range of services and solutions provided by SQS is both generic and specific, spanning all branches of industry or catering to specific sector requirements. The ISO 9001 standard is used in many cases as a general model for the introduction and certification of quality management systems and a first step towards establishing an integrated management system for companies of all sizes and sectors. It can be ideally combined with ISO 14001 (certification of environmental management systems) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety assessment series).

Industry-specific offers

For the individual industry sectors, SQS offers many services to meet the required standards and achieve the required standard of quality. In the food packaging, building products, aerospace, automotive and railway industries: Auditing and certification by SQS gives companies real added value.

Overview of the offer

Main standards

Certification of quality management systems
Certification of environmental management systems
Certification of occupational health and safety
Certification of energy management systems
Certification of the Global Standard for Consumer Products (BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products; Issue 3; February 2010 looses its validity per April 30, 2017 and will be replaced by the Issue 4; November 2016.)
Certification of the Global Standard for Consumer Products
Certification of the Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials (The Issue 4 looses its validity per December 31, 2015 and will be replaced by the Issue 5.)
Certification of the global standard for packaging and packaging materials
Packaging - Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs
Biocontamination control
This product will be certified in Italy only. (The responsible product manager, Mr Silvio Genovese will be glad to answer any further questions regarding this product).
Certification of Quality Management Systems in Aviation, Space, and Defence Organizations
Quality Management Systems - Requirements for the aviation, aerospace and defence industries
Certification of Quality Management Systems for Distributors and Stockist in Aviation, Space, and Defence organizations
Quality Management Systems - Requirements for distributors and warehouse keepers in the aviation-, aerospace- and defence industry
European quality management standard for feed additives and premixes
Certification of manufacturers of food packaging and food packaging materials based on the FSSC 22000 Packaging Version 3 standard. FSSC 22000 Packaging Version 3 is a GFSI-recognised standard.
Certification according to the requirements criteria of the European Code of Good Practice for Food and Feed
Standard for auditing quality and food safety of food products
Standard for assessing the fulfillment of legal and customer specific requirements in terms of processes and services of brokers, commercial agencies and importers regarding product quality and product safety.
Standard for the assessment of logistics services regarding product quality and product safety
Certification of manufacturers and suppliers to the railway industry
Certification of Social Responsibility Management Systems
Certification of quality management systems of medical device manufacturer (The standard ISO 13485:2003 lost its validity by August 30, 2012 and was replaced by the revision 2012.)
Certification of quality management systems of medical device manufacturer (The standard EN ISO 13485:2012 looses its validity per 28.02.2019 and will be replaced by the revision 2016.)
Certification of quality management systems of medical device manufacturer
Requirements to printing companies about creating documents with security elements, management of security printing processes.
Primary packaging material for medicinal products - Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001, with reference to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) rules
Primary packaging material for medicinal products - Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001, with reference to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) rules
Certification of management systems throughout the food chain
Certification of suppliers in the automotive sector (After October 1, 2017, organizations can only be audited according to the IATF 16949:2016 standard. ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates will be valid until September 14, 2018.)
Certification of suppliers in the automotive sector
Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil
Certification of social management systems based on cooperation with SA8000. In cooperation with IQNet Ltd, SQS offers SA8000 audits with an SA8000 certificate issued by IQNet Ltd. (The standard SA8000 looses its validity per September 30, 2017 and will be replaced by SA8000:2014.)
Certification of social management systems based on cooperation with SA8000. In cooperation with IQNet Ltd, SQS offers SA8000 audits with an SA8000 certificate issued by IQNet Ltd.

Additional standards

Certification in accordance with NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design, Development and Production
Surveillance activities in cooperation with the SwissAssociation for Surveillance of Aggregates and Concretes
Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials
Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials
Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials
Certification of welding companies (Apart from ISO 3834-5:2005, certifications according part 3 standard- or part 4 elementary quality requirements are possible.)
Certification system for entities in charge of the maintenance of freight wagons (ECM) according to EU Regulation 445/2011
Certification of the HACCP system in conjunction with ISO 9001

National schemes

Certification of the management system operated by printing companies with regard to tin and label colours under the deposit scheme as required by Deutsche Pfandsystem GmbH
Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) regulation regarding the certification of the means of production and the origin of electricity
Directive on security for elevators (The certification by SQS is not offered any longer. Existing certificates stay valid until the end of their validity.)
Directive on security for elevators

Labels

Evaluation of management bodies according to the Corporate Governances basis with issuance of the Best Board Practice® Label
This product will be certified in Switzerland and Liechtenstein only. (The responsible product manager, Mr Hubert Rizzi will be glad to answer any further questions regarding this product).
Verification of the requirements of allergen management for manufacturing allergen optimized consumer goods, for services and for hotel rooms
Under the Federal Constitution, women and men have a right to claim equal pay for equivalent work. This topic is continually discussed in detail at the level of politics and the trade unions. Salary structures are also often tailored to the internal growth of a business and many times do not reflect the actual circumstances.
Label for proficiency in environmental protection, quality and safety based on ISO 14024
Certification of electricity from renewable energy sources according to the VUE label
Certification of electricity from renewable energy sources according to the VUE label
Certification of wood and paper processing companies
Certification system for a standardised production standard in the offset printing sector. (The certification by SQS is not offered any longer. Existing certificates stay valid until the end of their validity.)
Model for the development and certification of an integrated quality/environmental management system

Assessment models

Evaluation of data centre infrastructure (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Wolfgang Schwarz.)
Evaluation of integrated management systems (The certification by SQS is not offered any longer. Existing certificates stay valid until the end of their validity.)

Guidelines

Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, module A1
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, module A2
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B and C1
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B and D
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68 EC, modules B and D
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B and E
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B and F
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B1 and D
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B1 and F
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, modul B
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules B and C
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68 EC, modules B and C2
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, module D1
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC, module D1
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68 EC, modul D
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68 EC, modules E and B
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modul E1
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC, modul E1
Certification of pressure equipment and its manufacturing according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC, modules B and F
Certification of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modul G
Certification of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC, modul G
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modul H
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modul H1
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC, modul H1
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EC, modul H
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 819.121 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC, modules A1 to H1
Certification of manufacturers of pressure equipment according to the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Ordinance SR 930.114 and of the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, modules A1 to H1
Criteria determining when certain types of scrap metal cease to be considered waste.
This product will be certified in the European Union only. (The responsible product manager, Mr Renato Borghesan will be glad to answer any further questions regarding this product).
Conformity assessment of medical devices

Appendix

(For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mrs. Karin Schulze.)
(For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mrs. Karin Schulze.)
(For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mrs. Karin Schulze.)
(For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mrs. Karin Schulze.)

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