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Coming Soon: The ISO 24526 Certification Standard for Water efficiency Management Systems

by Li Rayanna 

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Water – it may well be the most underrated resource in the world. Whereas many companies have implemented management systems to improve energy-efficiency, it is far less common to see effective water management systems. The new standard ISO 24526 for water-efficiency management systems addresses this void and will help organizations to increase efficiency, save costs and protect the environment.

Currently under development and available as DIS, the new ISO 24526 enables companies to implement a water efficiency management system (WEMS) in accordance with international standards and to seek third-party certification. The aim of the standard is to provide an effective and flexible approach for the implementation and maintenance of water efficiency management systems in organizations of all kinds and sizes.

McDonald’s approves DQS CFS as globally recognized third-party auditing firm

by Li Rayanna 

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We are pleased to announce that McDonald's approved DQS CFS as a globally recognized third party auditing firm for SQMS (Supplier Quality Management System) audits.

McDonald's is the leader in the fast food industry in Germany and one of the most famous brands worldwide. In this position food safety is a main topic.

To verify a supplier's compliance with McDonald's SQMS there are three acceptable approaches, among others a GFSI recognized standard in addition to a specific McDonald's SQMS addendum. The audits will be conducted worldwide.

 

Associate Professional Management System Auditors

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We are looking for associate Professional Management System Auditors to join our team.

Candidates are required to have the following qualifications :

  • S1 degree from reputable university majoring in among others Engineering / Science /  Occupational Health and Safety (K3).
  • Professional experience (full time) of at least 5 (five) years in the relevant activities related to quality/ environment/ safety management or related to the following technical areas:

EAC 1

Agriculture, Forestry adn Fishing

EAC 3

Food and tobacco processing

EAC 5

Leather and leather products

EAC 14

Rubber and plastic products

EAC 18

Machinery and equipment

EAC 20

Manufacture and repair of ship and related machinery/ shipbuilding

EAC 21

Manufacture and repair of air and spacecraft and related machinery

EAC 28 

Construction

EAC 29.1

Wholesale and retail

EAC 29.2

Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles/ automotif

EAC 30 

Hotels and restaurants (accommodation and food and beverage service activities).

EAC 33

Data processing and information technology

EAC 34.2

Engineering services

EAC 37 

Education

  • Have passed an accredited lead auditor courses of an accredited personnel certification body or alternatively successful equal auditor training according to ISO 19011 and/or ISO/IEC 17021-1. Extended training such as EOQ auditor certification (exceeding 100 training hours) are preferred.
  • Have conducted four complete audits with at least 20 days audit under the supervision and guidance of a lead auditor during the last 5 years. Additional standards (e.g. QMS to EMS), 15 days audit experience (8 of which on site) are required.
  • For IATF 16949 : must be qualified as ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and  knowledgeable in automotive core tools; have conducted at least 6 (six) ISO 9001 third party audits with at least three as  team leader in manufacturing industries (automotive manufacturing first or second party system auditing experience may be considered). Have four years full time appropriate practical experience.
  • Posses the highest level of personal and professional integrity and effective English communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Willing to travel at short notice to support audit
   

                                                                                                                                         
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send your resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you fulfill the requirement  and want to be part of the DQS audit team.

SOCIAL AUDITS: WHY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE

Consumer Good Forum

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of social standards. Many industries and associations have developed customized standards to match the particularities of their sector.  The downside of this development is that suppliers often have to pass multiple audits, which are all very similar. The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, to be launched later this year, sets out to improve recognition of social auditing schemes and standards.

The differences between various social standards, audit systems and certifications may not be big, but they are still significant: An audit that meets the requirements of one customer is not necessarily recognized by other customers.

With the development of the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, SSCI for short, the Consumer Goods Forum has set itself the goal of developing a benchmarking and recognition system for social standards and social audit systems. The procedure is based on the benchmarking of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI):

  • certain core requirements are set, both for the auditing requirements and the audit process
  • It is checked whether a given standard covers the core requirements
  • If the verdict is positive, the standard or audit system may call itself SSCI-recognized

Why the progress of SSCI is so important

In the food industry, GFSI benchmarking has led customers to consider certain standards as equivalent and avoid double audits. As an audit company, we would welcome SSCI benchmarking to lead to a similar harmonization of social audits.

  • For buyers, the system helps to compare different auditing systems and to decide on reliable standards
  • For suppliers, SSCI benchmarking can reduce the audit burden by ensuring acceptance of SSCI-approved social standards.

Timeline

The SSCI initiative plans to release the benchmarking documents in late 2018. It is not yet known how long it will take until the first standards and auditing systems are recognized.

What DQS can do for you

DQS considers it important to harmonize social standards and welcomes the development of SSCI. As a global provider of social audits, we have a large network of highly qualified auditors across the world

The above article sourcing from DQS CFS website (https://dqs-cfs.com/2018/09/sozialaudits-warum-wir-uns-uber-die-sustainable-supply-chain-initiative-freuen/). For more information, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first IATF 16949 certificate in Algeria goes to SAPPL Mercedes-Benz SPA

(by Li Rayanna, DQS CFS)

508 trucks is not the kind of delivery even the Algerian army receives every day, and this time, the recent certification to IATF 16949 was one more reason for celebration. SAPPL Mercedes Benz SPA is the first company to be certified to this very demanding automotive industry standard in Algeria. DQS was therefore proud to be represented by both the Managing Director of DQS Maghreb Sarl., Mr. Tarek Barketallah, and Dr. Dieter Stadler, responsible for international business development at DQS Holding, who had both been invited as guests of honor to this unique event.

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Mr. Bouali, General Director of SAPPL, receives the certificates from Dr. Stadler

The Algerian Army, represented by Major General Rachid Chouaki and General Ismail Krikrou, proudly declared this delivery to be proof of the success of the Algerian government’s efforts aimed at developing and improving local production industries and the efficiency and strength of the national economy. He cited significant achievements in the areas of science, equipment, defense, training and preparation as the basis for this.

The certificate to IATF 16949, was issued based on SAPPL’s recent transition audit by DQS auditors from DQS Maghreb. During the ceremony, Dr. Stadler emphasized that the certificates also honor the role model of SAPPL Mercedes-Benz SPA for the entire Algerian automotive industry, as well as the strong interest DQS has in developing quality management not only in Algeria but in the whole Maghreb region.

For the Algerian TV coverage of the ceremony, click here:

For French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITm8Wx3P9Zk

For Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE9TIdN-UdQ&t=2s

Article supplied by:
DQS Maghreb Sarl.

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