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 OHSAS 18001/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 March 11, 2021 and will be replaced by the ISO 45001.)

  • Certification of energy management systems

  • Quality Management Systems - Requirements for distributors and warehouse keepers in the aviation-, aerospace- and defence industry

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

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

  • Quality Management Systems - Requirements for the aviation, aerospace and defence industries

  • Certification of the Global Standard for Consumer Products

  • 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

  • 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.)

  • 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.
    (The standard FSSC 22000 Packaging Version 3 looses its validity per December 31, 2017 and will be replaced by the standard FSSC 22000 Packaging Version 4.1 (ISO 22000:2005 und ISO 22002-4:2013)

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

  • 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

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

  • Standard for the assessment of logistics services regarding product quality and product safety
    (The standard looses its validity per May, 31 2018 and will be replaced by the Issue 2.2; December 2017.)

  • 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 auditing quality and food safety of food products
    (The standard looses its validity per June, 30 2018 and will be replaced by the Issue 6.1; November 2017.)

  • The quality standard for manufacturers and suppliers in the rail vehicle industry

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Textiles - Laundry processed textiles - Biocontamination control system

  • 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).

  • Biocontamination control

Additional standards

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

  • Directive on security for elevators (The certification by SQS is not offered any longer. Existing certificates stay valid until the end of their validity.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Power distribution
    (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

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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