Allround quality is the key to success
Quality has many facets. SQS will help your company to move forward.
What sets a successful company apart from the others? The obvious answer is high-quality products and services, and naturally these are of prime importance - but they are no longer the only priority in today's market and cannot alone form the basis of success. Many other factors combine to determine the long-term competitiveness of a company and therewith its ultimate quality. These include the following:
- the management system,
- cost control and cost minimisation,
- risk management,
- conformity with legislation and standards,
- process know-how and
- the ability to keep improving and modernising internal systems.
Integrated management system as a target
SQS has the right toolkit and products to optimise the running of individual departments of companies or the entire organisation. 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 an example of 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/ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety assessment series).
Fascination with quality
SQS was set up in 1983 and was actively involved in the 1990s in establishing an international standard covering all aspects of quality management. It was also one of the first certification organisations to advocate integrated management systems. These systems draw on various sources, combining methods and tools to create one common structure. This provides a means of pooling resources and exploiting synergies while also facilitating the management and oversight of companies. There is no end in sight to the growth and development in quality assurance. SQS intends to continue its systematic pursuit of its mission and help clients to achieve sustainable success for all stakeholders.