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.

DQS Group assesses management systems and processes on the basis of about 200 nationally and internationally recognized standards and specifications.

By way of its international accredited offices, the group can also offer certification by various national accreditation bodies in different countries, amongst them DAkkS, UKAS, ANAB, VDA QMC and UNIFE.

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Memberships & Partnerships


The Sedex Stakeholder Forum brings together leaders from across the ethical trade and responsible sourcing industry to discuss the challenges they face and solve those problems collaboratively.

Assurance Provider

AA1000 is one of the most common frameworks for third-party assurance on sustainability reporting

GOLD Community members are GRI’s core supporters. We are at the heart of the community shaping the future of sustainability and reporting.

The Sustainability Disclosure Database, managed by GRI and its local data partners, is the largest database for sustainability reports in the world.

The GRI certified training courses aim to help organizations with the preparation of their reports, as well as to optimize the quality of current reporting practices.

The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development and good corporate citizenship.

The Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) aims to ensure the professionalism, credibility, and consistency of social auditing.

The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization’s food safety responsibilities.

DQS GmbH is one of three internationally listed certification bodies for the chemical industry’s “Together for Sustainability” (TfS) initiative. This listing allows us to conduct audits of the sustainability performance of chemical industry suppliers based on the global TfS audit program since 1 January 2014