DQS is one of the leading Management System Certification, Assessment & Training organization globally. DQS India is the Indian subsidiary of DQS Holding GmbH. Major shareholders of DQS Holding include Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc., one of the world’s largest product safety certification body, German Institute for Standardization (DIN), a standard making body, and German Association for Quality (DGQ). DQS is one of the founding member of IQNet, the largest international network of certification bodies that have issued approximately one-third of all management systems certificates in the world.
With a passion for quality, we at DQS, strive for one common goal of partnering companies for business success and organizational health
We are the preferred partner for Certification, Auditing, and Assessments; recognized for our competence in supporting business success and organizational health of our customers
All members of the DQS Group strive towards one common goal: to contribute to the sustainable success of our clients.
In today's highly connected global economy you expect a trusted partner who is able to work with you in every location in which you conduct business. The global DQS team brings local certification expertise to all major economic centres around the world.
DQS works with local auditors who speak the language and know the culture at each site, delivering value-adding and cost-effective services to companies they understand.
80 DQS offices worldwide provide trusted local expertise on industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and market knowledge. Being close to their customers, our international management team can focus on what excites our customers worldwide. Local customer service personnel provide trustworthy service close to home.
As the preferred certification and assessment partner of large international companies in the world, DQS has extensive experience and a very strong reputation when it comes to international project management.
The value of DQS is in the degree of confidence and trust that customers and markets place in DQS. Customers of certified organizations and end users expect to rely on DQS. To promote this confidence, DQS takes into account the following principles in all of its activities:
- Ethical business practices
Management System Advisory Council (MSAC)We are proud to have the Management System Advisory Council (MSAC) as an integral part of our Operations. This Committee has members from both external organizations and DQS India. The Committee is expected to review that impartiality and neutrality is ensured while taking decisions regarding grant of certification to various standards and these decisions are not affected by any commercial interests of the organization.
Terms of Reference for the MSAC:
- Advise in the development and implementation of policies relating to impartiality and neutrality
- Ensure adequate checks and balances so as to avoid interference of commercial or other considerations in the certification activities
- Conduct a review, at least once annually, of the impartiality and neutrality of the audit, certification and decision making processes of DQS India
- This is a non-monetary membership position
Competence is a key asset in ensuring professional audits that lead to valid results. Every employee in every function shall be duly competent for their assigned tasks
At DQS, we take responsibility for our activities and their results
Openness means unrestricted access to certification services without any undue discrimination
Confidentiality is another key asset in building sustainable business partnerships with our customers. Professional data and information protection is a continuous activity at DQS
A corporate code of ethics has been established, defining consistent corporate values and principles in all DQS organizations worldwide
Ethical business practices
DQS Auditors & Experts
DQS Auditors – expertise around the globe In more than 105 000 assessment days per year, our highly qualified auditors serve organizations of every kind. Whether our customers need an assessment and evaluation of a service or system, a certificate or a process evaluation, we have the resources. With our experienced auditors we provide expertise in almost every industry sector.
Our focus stays with the customer, as we deliver value-adding services to enhance our customers’ success. In addition to the sector knowledge and social competence, the customers respect the auditor´s analytical abilities and proven practical knowledge of standards and processes. Customers located worldwide also appreciate our cross-cultural competences.
The customer is at the center of everything we work for.
For this reason our customers hold seats at the DQS Board of Shareholders. Four major German Industry associations hold shares of DQS Holding GmbH. This provides us with an inside view of the customers’ interests, as well as with experience and knowledge of their industries. The Board is complemented by major shareholders DIN (the German Institute of Standardization), DGQ (the German Association for Quality), and UL (the US product safety company Underwriters Laboratories). Decades of experience in standardization, training and product certification of these three major shareholders provide the knowledge base and know-how for DQS as your partner for management systems solutions. Today our shareholders are the guardians of DQS’ corporate values and its high quality approach. At the same time, direct input from the industry on market conditions, requirements and management challenges keeps us on the right track. This way, DQS is keeping its focus on its main stakeholders: the organizations we have been auditing and certifying successfully for the past 30+ years.
Journey so far
1985 - The Beginning
Founding of DQS, with Dr. W. Hansen as first President
First DQS customer, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH, is certified to the draft version of ISO 9001
DQS is a founding member of EQNet, now IQNet
First accreditation in Germany by TGA for ISO 9001/2/3
First international DQS office is founded in Brazil
DQS expands their product portfolio, becoming notified body for medical devices
The Managing Directors of international DQS offices come together in Germany for the first International Management Meeting
DQS is the first accredited certification body for ISO/TS 16949 in the world
DQS Russia is the 20th office to commence business
China: Auditor no. 1500 joins DQS Group
DQS issues the first IRIS railway certificate worldwide
Following the integration of UL QRS, DQS is now one of the world’s leading management system certification companies.
Inception of DQS India
The 75th DQS office is founded in Finland
50.000th DQS certificate issued in the USA
DQS celebrates its 30th anniversary
DQS India celebrates 10th year anniversary.
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In everything we do, credibility is the key. That is why assessments and certificates by DQS enjoy the highest possible level of recognition across the globe.