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

Certification in accordance with NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design, Development and Production

Global Standard for Consumer Products

Global Standard Packaging and packaging materials 

Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs

Certification of data protection management systems pursuant to Swiss data protection legislation

Certification system for entities in charge of the maintenance of freight wagons (ECM) according to EU Regulation 445/2011

Continuing education

Requirements for organisations in aviation, aerospace and defence

Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Distributors

Standard for feed additives

Certification of food safety management systems - requirements for companies throughout the food chain

Certification of manufacturers of food packaging and food packaging materials based on the FSSC 22000 Packaging

Quality management system certification tailored to the needs of medical practices

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

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 auditing quality and food safety of food products

The IFS Logistics Standard secures the reliable execution of logistics contracts

Welding quality requirements

Quality Management

Medical device manufacturers

Environmental Management

Primary packaging for medical products

Food safety

Learning services for non-formal education and training

Certification of occupational health and safety

Certification of energy management systems

Certification of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

IT Service Management

Certification of occupational health and safety

Certification of wood and paper processing companies

Reference system Quality for Hospital Pharmacies

DGR Internal production control plus supervised pressure equipment checks at random intervals

Directive on security for elevators 

Certification of quality management systems and support processes for the promotion of integration

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