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 anintegrated management system for companies of all sizes and sectors. It can be ideally combined with ISO 14001 (certification of environmental management systems) and ISO 45001 (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 occupational health and safety
    (The BS OHSAS 18001:2007 looses its validity per September 11, 2021 and will be replaced by the ISO 45001.)

  • Certification of energy management systems

  • Certification of energy management systems
    (As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, IAF has extended the transition period by 6 months, i.e. ISO 50001:2011 will cease to be valid on 20 February 2022 and be replaced by ISO 50001:2018. Already from 21 August 2020, only audits in accordance with ISO 50001:2018 are allowed to be carried out.)

  • Certification of Quality Management Systems in Aviation, Space, and Defence Organizations

  • Certification of Quality Management Systems in Aviation, Space, and Defence Organizations
    (AS 9100:D technically equivalent to fpr EN 9100:2016 is invalid as of December 31, 2022 and will be replaced by EN 9100:2018 equivalent to AS 9100 D and JISQ 9100:2016.)

  • Certification of Quality Management Systems for Distributors and Stockist in Aviation, Space, and Defence organizations
    (AS 9120:B technically equivalent to fpr EN 9120:2016 is invalid as of December 31, 2022 and will be replaced by EN 9120:2018 equivalent to AS 9120 B and JISQ 9120:2016.)

  • Certification of Quality Management Systems for Distributors and Stockist in Aviation, Space, and Defence organizations

  • Certification of the Global Standard for Consumer Products
    (This certification by SQS is not offered any longer. Existing certificates stay valid until the end of their validity.)

  • Certification of the global standard for packaging and packaging materials
    (This certification by SQS is not offered any longer. Existing certificates stay valid until the end of their validity. The Issue 5; July 2015 will be replaced by BRCGS Packaging Materials Issue 6.).

  • Certification of the global standard for packaging and packaging materials

  • Packaging - Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs

  • Certification of quality management systems of medical device manufacturer

  • European quality management standard for feed additives and premixes

  • Certification of food safety management systems - requirements for food packaging material manufacturing

  • Certification of suppliers in the automotive sector

  • Standard for assessing the product- and process conformity with regard to food safety and -quality

  • Standard for auditing quality and food safety of food products

  • Standard for the assessment of logistics services regarding product quality and product safety

  • 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 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 Broker version 2 looses its validity per June 30th, 2020 and will be replaced by IFS Broker version 3.)

  • 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

  • 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 management systems throughout the food chain

  • Anti-bribery management systems
    (The responsible product manager, Mr Gianluigi Pezzuolo will be glad to answer any further questions regarding this product).

  • Asset Management
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Silvio Genovese.)

  • Railway applications – Quality Management System – Business Management System requirements for rail organisations: ISO 9001:2015 and particular requirements for application in the rail sector

  • Certification of Social Responsibility Management Systems

  • 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.

  • (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Michele Ippolito.)

  • Biocontamination control
    (EN 14065:2002 lost its validity and was replaced by EN 14065:2016.)

  • 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).

  • Textiles - Laundry processed textiles - Biocontamination control system

  • This product will be certified in Italy only.
    (EN 14065:2004 lost its validity and was replaced by EN 14065:2016.)
    (The responsible product manager, Mr Silvio Genovese will be glad to answer any further questions regarding this product).

Additional standards

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

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

  • Monitoring activities in cooperation with the Swiss Federation for Monitoring Stone Construction Materials (SÜGB)

  • Certification system for entities in charge of the maintenance of freight wagons (ECM) according to EU Regulation 445/2011
    (Certificates in accordance with Regulation (EU) 445/2011 are valid until the end of their period of validity, respectively until June 16, 2023 at the latest. The remaining maintenance audits are carried out in compliance with Regulation (EU) 445/2011. Initial certifications and recertifications will be conducted, without exception, pursuant to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779.)

  • Certification system for entities in charge of the maintenance of vehicles (ECM) according to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779

  • Certification of welding companies
    (Apart from ISO 3834-5:2005, certifications according part 3 standard- or part 4 elementary quality requirements are possible.)

  • 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 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

Labels

  • Evaluation of management bodies in accordance with Corporate Governance principles, rewarded with the BBP® label guarantee mark including certificate

  • One-time assessment of management bodies in accordance with Corporate Governance principles, rewarded with BBP® attestation.

  • 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

  • Chain of custody for wood products

  • Certification of wood and paper processing companies
    (PEFC COC ST 2002:2013 looses its validity per February 13th, 2023 and will be replaced by PEFC COC ST 2002:2020.)

  • Certification of Swiss R-PET in PET drink bottles

  • Model for the development and certification of an integrated quality/environmental management system

Assessment models

  • Environmental control
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet)

  • Building construction
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet.)

  • Power distribution
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet.)

  • Telecommunications cabling infrastructure
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet.)

  • Management and operational information
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet.)

  • General concepts
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet.)

  • Security systems
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr.Stéphane Jaquet.)

  • Evaluation of data centre infrastructure
    (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, Mr. Stéphane Jaquet.)

Guidelines

Appendix

  • (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, M. Daniel Taddeo.)

  • (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, M. Daniel Taddeo.)

  • (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, M. Daniel Taddeo.)

  • (For any further information concerning the product please contact the product responsible, M. Daniel Taddeo.)

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