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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
Global Standard for Consumer Products
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 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
HKN certificate of origin for electricity 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
IFS Broker 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
IFS Food Standard for auditing quality and food safety of food products
IFS Logistics The IFS Logistics Standard secures the reliable execution of logistics contracts
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 45001 Certification of occupational health and safety
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 Certification of occupational health and safety
PEFC Certification of wood and paper processing companies
RQS Reference system Quality for Hospital Pharmacies
SR 930.114 DGR Internal production control plus supervised pressure equipment checks at random intervals
SR 930.112 Directive on security for elevators
SVOAM Certification of quality management systems and support processes
for the promotion of integration
97/23 EG Directive for pressure equipment

Accredia (Italy)

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

Notified bodies for audit in the mandatory area

SQS is notified as Conformity Assessment Body (CBS or Notified Body) in the sector Medical Devices according to the directive 93/42 EC. The SQS identification number is 1250, the scope of notification (MS scopes) can be looked up in the European NANDO data base.

Notified body for the specialist area Pressure Equipment Directive

SQS is registered in the EU as notified body according to the directive 2014/68 EC and in Switzerland according to the regulation SR 930.114 (accreditation no. SCESm 001 and SCESp 049; NB 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, in Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany
  • IQNet for IQNet SR10, Certification of Social Responsibility Management Systems
  • RSPO in cooperation with agroVet